Filtering by: Massachusetts

Oct
20
7:00 AM07:00

Massachusetts - Mount Pierce

Here it is ladies, the 4000 footer hike!
Disclaimer to speedy hikers: We will be taking this very slowly! I'm asthmatic so that's really my only option, think 1 mile per hour or even slower depending on the group
To those who haven't hiked in the Whites before: I would LOVE to be there for your first 4000 footer! I highly recommend doing some training hikes before then to make sure you're ready for the distance, this hike is strenuous regardless of speed, and I would like all of us to get to the summit together!

The plan is to meet at the Concord, NH park & ride at 7am, from there it takes 1.5hrs to get to the trailhead so you could also meet there at 8:30 (I will need a solid headcount for both locations ahead of time)


Trail Rating: This is a RED on GWH rating scale - strenuous hike, more than 2,000ft elevation gain
Mount Pierce via Crawford Path
Date: August 18th 
Time: 7:00 AM
Distance: 6.3 Miles
EG: 2,430 ft
Location: Crawford Connector Trailhead/Park & Ride Concord, NH (31 Stickney Ave.)
Dogs: Experienced trail dogs only (the rock would be rough on the pads of dogs who have not hiked in the Whites often)
Permits / Passes: $5 cash only parking if you park at the trailhead
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/mount-pierce--20
Kids: only kids with plenty of experience hiking
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 2 L of water, warmth layers, and your 10 essentials.

While we do plan on hiking very slow, please be sure you are capable of the distance and elevation gain. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Massachussetts - Salem Woods Loop

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Kelsey Kushlan in celebration of Halloween!

Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale – Novice hikers welcome!
Salem Woods Loop
Date: Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Distance: 2.4 Miles
EG: 242 feet
Location: Meet at Olde Salem Greens Parking Lot
https://www.google.com/maps/place/73+Willson+St,+Salem,+MA+01970/@42.5064864,-70.9088529,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e3137d54ecf659:0xdc2474c4033a1b08!8m2!3d42.5064825!4d-70.9066642
Dogs: Yes on leash
Permits / Passes: Respond “going” on Facebook event up to 24 hours prior to hike
AllTrails Track: (Loop) https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/salem-woods-loop
Kids: Yes 
Men: Yes

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing water and sturdy hiking shoes. Dogs must be kept on leash. Children are welcome but parents/guardians are responsible for watching children and keeping them with the group. Trail may be muddy and contain ticks.

This will be our Halloween celebratory hike and I highly encourage anyone who wants to wear a witch hat or dress up in a costume to do so! Also feel free to bring candy to share with the group if you would like. Dressing up and candy are not requirements to participate in this hike. 

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten. Please mark "going" or "not going" instead of "maybe" 24 hours prior to the hike so no one gets left behind at the trailhead. Please note this is a co-ed hike.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Massachusetts - Borderland State Park

This Hike is led by GWH MA Ambassador Valentina Brown!
If you are a registered member of GWH and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit

Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale – Mello ike, as ollow, levatio ai ,000ft. n nder, ow altitude. ovic iker elcome!
Leach Pond Trail
Date: September 14th
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 3.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 95 feet
Location: 42°03'43.4"N 71°09'59.0"W
Dogs: Yes (MUST be kid friendly)
Men: Yes
Permits / Passes: Parking is $5 for MA residents, $10 for non MA residents
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/leach-pond-trail
Kids: YES! 


***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I recommend you bring snacks, at least 1 L of water, and your 10 essentials

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Massachusetts - Waschusett Mountain

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Valentina Brown!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!


Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale – oderat ike, ell-signed, levatio ai etwee ,000-2,000ft., ow altitude. ovic iker elcome!
Wachusett Mountain via Bicentennial Trail
Date: July 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 5 Miles
EG: 1,151 feet
Location: Bicentennial Trailhead: 42°29'29.4"N 71°52'47.9"W
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: $5 for MA residents, $10 non-residents
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/wachusett-summit-loop
Kids: 10+
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Massachussetts - Skyline Loop Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Kelsey Kushlan!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!


Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale – Novice hikers welcome!
Skyline Trail Loop in Middlesex Fells Reservation
Date: Saturday, July 7th
Time: 1:00 PM
Distance: 7.9 Miles
EG: 846 feet
Location: South Border Road Parking Lot https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Border+Road+Parking+Lot,+S+Border+Rd,+Medford,+MA+02155/@42.431449,-71.1069718,18z/data=!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x89e370b9582654e5:0x5dddb3b822c27abf!2sCambridge,+MA+02141!2m2!1d-71.0809757!2d42.3716445!1m3!2m2!1d-71.10729!2d42.43085!3m4!1s0x89e376af40737c8f:0x721c325f38ffa53e!8m2!3d42.4308997!4d-71.1077388
Dogs: Yes on leash
Permits / Passes: RSVP going on Facebook event (please RSVP going or not going 24 hours prior to hike start)
AllTrails Track: (Loop) https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/skyline-trail-loop
Kids: No
Men: Yes

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing 2 Liters of water and snacks (protein bar, granola bar) and sturdy hiking shoes

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten. Please note this is a co-ed hike and each hiker must sign the waiver.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Massachusetts & Rhode Island - Coffee House Loop

This Hike is led by GWH MA Ambassador Valentina Brown & GWH RI Ambassador Jenna Lacey!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!


An official kid friendly meet up! We'd love to get kids of all ages outside, this 2.4mi loop starts at the nature center and goes through an Atlantic Cedar swamp will all sorts of wildlife to identify, once back at the nature center we could check out the bird blind, bring your binoculars!

Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale – Mello ike, as ollow, levatio ai ,000ft. n nder, ow altitude. ovic iker elcome!
Coffee House Trail
Date: June 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 2.4 Miles
Elevation Gain: 124 feet
Location: Sample Mountain Trailhead: 
Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Parking is $9 for MA residents, $15 for non MA residents
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/massachusetts/coffee-house-loop
Kids: YES! 


***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I recommend you bring snacks, at least 1 L of water, and your 10 essentials

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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Jun
10
8:30 AM08:30

Massachusetts & New Hampshire - Mt. Lafayette & Franconia Ridge Loop

This Hike is a multi-state Girls Who Hike event led by GWHMA Ambassador Kelsey Kushlan and GWHNH Ambassadors Haley Kato Heinrich and Victoria Weigold!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: This is a black hike on the GWH scale – It is over 8 miles and has elevation gain of over 3,800 feet. Experienced hikers only!
Mount Lafayette via Franconia Ridge Trail Loop
Date: June 10th, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM (depending on pace the hike takes approximately 4.5 and 6.5 hours based on Alltrails recordings)
Distance: 8.5 Miles
EG: 3,805 feet
Location: Meet at Trailhead Parking, Franconia, NH 03580
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Trailhead+Parking,+Franconia,+NH+03580/@44.1419387,-71.6833461,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cb47dd104a1bb5b:0x81e9a7aeb5666023!8m2!3d44.1419387!4d-71.6811574
Dogs: Yes
Permits / Passes: Must respond yes on Facebook event 24 hours prior to the hike
AllTrails Track: (Loop) https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-lafayette-and-franconia-ridge-trail-loop
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, you must bring your own water and trail map (we will do a check at the trailhead of each participant). I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials

Since we’ll be at a high altitude, please make sure you bring aspirin or another headache soother, electrolytes, extra water, and I recommend bringing something to help you with nausea – you never know!

This hike is open to experienced hikers only! Due to the length of the hike, it is likely that we will split into 2 or more groups based on pacing. You can also meet up with us at the trailhead and then hike at your own pace if you would prefer. Ideally we would all still meet at one one or more of the summits for a group photo or relaxing hang out but we will determine that at the trailhead prior to starting the hike. You have a few several weeks to train up for this hike but if you are at all concerned about your ability to complete this hike, I would recommend an alternative hike such as Mount Willard (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-willard).

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and we will update the event description if anything changes!

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Massachusetts - Boston Freedom Trail

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Kelsey Kushlan! All attendees have the opportunity to receive exclusive Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Tail Name: Urban Hike of Boston Freedom Trail

Location: Boston, MA starting at Boston Commons Visitor Center

Total Distance: 5 miles roundtrip

Date/Time: March 10, 2018 10:00 am

Meeting Location: Boston Commons Visitor Center
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Boston+Common+Visitors+Center/@42.3554627,-71.0638953,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xdd340f6f890885f3?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjf8rjb8rXZAhUQWa0KHcRbC2cQ_BIItQEwCg

Link to more info: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/freedom-trail/maps.shtml

GWH rating system: Easy

*The goal of this hike is to get to know each other. We will start at the visitor center at Boston Commons and follow the trail to Bunker Hill where we will all meet up (in case people walk at different paces) at 11 am. The event will officially end back at the visitor center at Boston Commons at 12 pm.

**This hike is wheelchair accessible and dogs are able to come as long as they are well behaved and the owner cleans up and disposes of any waste.

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