Join AMC Young Members in ringing in the new year at the Blue Hills Reservation! We'll be hiking part of the popular skyline trail. Be prepared for a 3-4 hour hike at a moderate pace through some rugged, hilly terrain. Weather may be chilly so bring lots of warm layers. The total distance of the hike is about 6 miles. We will start hiking at 10 AM.
Dogs are welcome on this hike! Please do let us know if you plan to bring yours.
Please reach out to the individuals who might be offering a ride. We encourage carpooling because it is fun and it helps the environment. We suggest that carpoolers meet at a central location (i.e. a train station) to minimize driving if many people have to be picked up. Carpooling information will be available when you are approved for the trip.
To download a map of the Blue Hills, see
All participants will be required to sign the AMC's liability waiver form prior to the hike. You may review this form at:
Official gear list
Depending on our assessment of the weather conditions leading up to the trip, there may be additional gear requirements. We may cancel if heavy rain is expected.
- Hiking boots/shoes,
- Microspikes if you have them
- Multiple layers of non-cotton clothing
- At least 1 liter of water,
- High energy bagged lunch and snacks
- Personal first-aid kit
- Backpack big enough to hold all of your items.