Blue Hills 125-Mile Club

For those who LOVE exploring the natural and historical treasures in every section of the Blue Hills!

Sign-Up for the Blue Hills 125-Mile Club!

Do you love the Blue Hills and enjoy exploring the vast number of natural and historical treasures throughout the park? Do you want to put your boots down on every trail in the Blue Hills?  Do you want to belong to a community who also shares your love of exploring the park?

If so, then you are invited to sign-up for the 125-Mile Club!  You will join a community of Blue Hills loving explorers in a quest to see every part of the park and share your experiences with others!

What is the
125-Mile Club

The Blue Hills 125-Mile Club is a challenge to hike every trail within the Blue Hills Reservation.  And, by joining the 125-Mile Club, you will join a community of Blue Hills enthusiasts in sharing your hikes and your challenge journey.

Use the Sign-up form below to Join the 125-Mile Club. When you sign up, you will receive a free Blue Hills guide, via email.

Keep track of your hike – on your favorite trail app, or by marking your hike on your map!

And, let us know your progress on the form below!

Use #BlueHills125Club or #BHSkyliner to share pictures of your hike… or images of your last hike marked on a map or from your trail app!

Connect with others through 125-Mile Club posts on the Friends’ FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages… or through the 125-Mile Club posts section below.

By the Numbers

Did you know that the Blue Hills spans 5 towns, 7,000-acres, and nearly 125-miles of trails?

Miles of Trails

125-Mile Club Members


Reported Total Miles Hiked


The first 25 people to sign-up will receive a free Blue Hills poster.

Blue Hills Skyliner
Commemorative Patch

Hike all of the Skyline – end to end – and receive a special Blue Hills Skyliner patch!

125-Mile Club
Commemorative Patch

Hike all of the Blue Hills trails and receive a Blue Hills 125-Mile Club patch!

Shout Out!  Be recognized in monthly Shout Outs  – on social media and below.  Shout Outs will celebrate folks who have reached their 25, 50, 75, 100, and 125 mile milestones!

Blue Hills Skyliner Finishers

December 2021

  • Emily Kosinski

  • Meg McMillen

November 2021

  • Katie Riddell

  • Joanne Newton

  • Jeff Larson

  • Rue Wilson

  • Joanne Newton

  • Jay Theriault

  • Sarah C. Titus

October 2021

  • Ben Elgart

  • Allison Reynolds

  • Brian Powers

  • Gurol Tuncman

  • Dale Higgins

  • Pamela Green

  • John Robertson

August 2021

  • David Jones

  • John A. Schepis

  • Robert J Siris

  • William J. Doherty

  • Andy Efstathiou

  • Caitlin Sweeney

July 2021

  • Rich Dean

  • Charlotte Poppe

  • Debbie McElwaine

June 2021

  • Andrew Hanold, Jamaica Plain

  • Eric Hansen, Jamaica Plain

  • Ilana Rothkopf, Jamaica Plain

  • Shawn Torrey, Marshfield

May 2021

  • Will Alfano, Easton
  • Leesha Boylan, Milton
  • Patrick Browne, Kingston
  • Stephanie Cavallaro, Braintree
  • Josh Grieves, Quincy
  • Margot Iverson, Cambridge
  • Debbie Nickless, Bridgewater
  • Mike Paglia, Dedham
  • Melissa Pinnetti, Canton
  • Bob Ryan, Milton
  • Ryan Smith, Mansfield
  • Matthew Thomas, Roslindale
  • Bob Vogel, North Easton

April 2021

  • Ed Broms, Milton
  • Zuzana Kline Novakova, Quincy
  • Barbara Livingston, Needham
  • Lorna Norris, Milton
  • Jamie Robertson, Needham
  • John Wilcox, Hyde Park

125-Mile Club Finishers



  • Jay Theriault

November 2021

  • Richard Cushing
  • Emily Kosinski
  • Robert J Siris
  • Sarah C. Titus

October 2021

  • Stephanie Cavallaro
  • Katie Riddell
  • Stephanie Woolbert
  • Loraine Sumner

September 2021

  • Ken Cohen

August 2021

  • David Jones
  • James Donovan
  • William J. Doherty

July 2021

  • Karen Foley
  • Joanne Newton

June 2021

  • William Belben, Brewster
  • Edward A. Broms, Milton
  • Thea McElwaine, Canton
  • John W. Walsh, Dedham

May 2021

  • Patrick Browne, Kingston
  • Lorna Jane Norris, Milton
  • Bob Ryan, Milton
  • Bob Vogel, North Easton


The map you start with you get to finish with, you only have to do the trails on your map at the time of purchase. You don’t have to do any trails that might be added after you bought your map, and you do not have to do trails that DCR removes before you get a chance to hike it!  If a trail is marked as closed, you should not do that trail… simply indicate that it is closed on your map.

Only trails completed after you sign-up for the 125-Mile Club counts toward the challenge.  All trails you hike, bike, or run within that time counts!  If you say you’ve done a trail, then you’ve done that trail.

Once you have completed the 125-Mile Club challenge, you will have a well-worn and marked map showing all the progress you made!  Blue Hill Skyliners and 125-Mile Club Finishers will also be listed below!

Sign-up for the Blue Hills 125-Mile Club

The 125-Mile Club is free to join!  We will need the following information to send you goodies, like patches!  

Support the Blue Hills 125-Mile Club and the Blue Hills Trails!

While joining the 125-Mile Club is free, there are costs associated with patches… and caring for the trails.

Consider making a $10 donation to cover the cost of your patches.  Or donate to cover the cost of patches for others.

Better yet, consider becoming a Friends of the Blue Hills member!  With your membership, you will receive a free 2020 Blue Hills map and you will be helping to ensure the trails are clear and passable all year long!


  1. Finished the Quincy Quarries map yesterday. I’ve done more hiking in December than in October and November combined!

    All that’s left in the quest for 125 is half the GBH map. Thought I might finish it in 2021, but that’s not going to happen.

    I’m up to about 150 miles total due to the necessary backtracks and retraces — it’ll be interesting to break down the mileage when all is done.

    Still documenting on Twitter #BlueHills125Club. Hope everyone is still hiking; it’s beautiful out there!

    • Jeff — Go you! So awesome that you’ve been hiking so much — and seeing so much of the Blue Hills!

      We’ll look for your tweets!

  2. Any plan to update the milestones and finishers lists?

    • Ouch! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Took the first step on the 125-Mile Club this afternoon. 3.6 miles. Museum to Wolcott Path to HQ and up the Skyline to big Blue and home again. What a day. Can’t wait for the next 121!

    • YAH! So glad you started. And this is definitely about the journey… glad you’re off to an amazing start!

  4. Some of us are still hiking! Passed 100 miles this past weekend (but that includes backtracks and retraces). Finished Fowl Meadow, Ponkapoag Pond, Houghton’s Pond, and Chickatawbut maps. Hoping to finally do the Skyline in one shot on Friday. Started documenting on Twitter #BlueHills125Club

    • Yah! So glad you’re still hiking… it’s still great weather for it. Thanks so much for the update! We’ll look for your Tweets!

  5. Completed the skyline trail over the weekend, from the skating rink to the abandoned road by 95. Beautiful trails! Well worth it. How do I get a patch for completion?

    • Woohoo! Congratulations!

  6. Just finished my 3rd time through the Blue Hills, the first since signing up for the challenge! It was great to have this motivation to go through all the trails again – I loved it. Time in the Blue Hills has been such an important respite as I have cared for my wife during her chemo/radiation treatments and parented our three kids through the pandemic. Thanks for this wonderful gem in our backyard!

    • Wow. What an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing it. It’s wonderful that you have gotten so much from the Blue Hills!

      Are you okay if we share your story with others? (Especially the Facebook group for the 125-Mile Club… I think they would love to hear it!)

  7. Miles 23 to 31 in the books!!
    Houghton’s Pond was mobbed because of the heat, but I had the rest of the reservation almost all to myself!!

    • A good tip! It’s great to explore all of the Blue Hills!

  8. Bob Ryan and dog, Bunker, both completed the Skyliner and 125-Mile Club Challenge

    • SO EXCITING! Whohooo!


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Use the form to the right  👉🏼  to report your Milestones and Accomplishments – that you completed after you signed up for the 125-Mile Club!


Section Map Gallery

The Blue Hills is comprised of six sections, Blue Hill, Houghton’s Pond, Chickatawbut, Quincy Quarries, Ponkapoag Pond, and Fowl Meadow.  By participating in the 125-Mile Club, you’ll explore them all!  Click on the maps below to see the sections.

Blue Hill

Houghton’s Pond


Quincy Quarries

Ponkapoag Pond

Fowl Meadow

photo credits: above, Ponkapoag Dreamscape, by M. Manarotta; Three Kids Atop Rock Mountain, by Sean Leahy; Foggy Sunrise, by Sarah Arroyo Aul; and Adventure is Out There, Michael York.