Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Giffords Woods State Forest Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice hike. Steep in a few places but never too bad. Overlook rock had a nice vista.

Nice family hike with great views!

Lovely hike, terrific view.

Great view at lookout and like others have said, it’s a cardio workout on the way up till it levels out. We enjoyed it.

Would have been 4 stars but for the traffic noise at the beginning/end.
Once you get away from the road after 600 yards or so it is a peaceful and beautiful walk.
First 600-800 yards are the steepest - a bit of a cardio workout - then it levels out until you get to the overlook rock.
Views from there are very good.

Le sentier en lui même était très beau, et très bien indiqué. Cependant, la piste suit l'autoroute alors il y a le bruit une partie de la montée ce qui est un peu pénible étant donné qu'on sors pour être au grand air loin de la civilisation. Ensuite la vue n'est pas terrible car il y a l'autoroute (et le bruit qui va avec) et un village de ski énorme qui gâche vraiment le paysage d'un côté de la vue, l'autre côté est très beau. C'est une belle promenade si on habite à côté et qu'on le fait le dimanche mais pas pour visiter et venir juste pour cette randonnées

The trail itself is nice, well indicated, and the forest is beautiful. But the view was disappointing, with a ski village and the highway in the middle (that you could hear). If you just want to take a walk into the forest, and you’re around, it’s ok. But in my opinion it’s not worth coming just for it, or to take landscape picture.

Peaceful, well maintained trails with abundant blazes and an incredible overlook!

5/5/18: Beautiful trail with varied terrain. A great hike in killington.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

short hike with beautiful views. one of my favorite local hikes. top pick when driving back to the area from boston. can make the hike longer by hiking north or south on the AT. great pub at the bottom to end the hike. very deep snow today. track was broken up to deer overlook. had to break trail along the AT and it was difficult because very little use over the winter

Fun and challenging trail. Had no problem finishing with a large group of friends. A few of us never even hiked before so we had to take our time but the challenge was well worth it!

super fun! beautiful views & awesome scenery on the way up. we went while it was lightly snowing & 30 degrees, so it was a tad icy. we took our dog and he loved it! can’t wait to hike it in the spring or summer!

Lovely short hike. Beautiful place to get engaged!!! :)

hiking
9 months ago

real nice short hike.

Fun hike, well marked and the peak was beautiful,

Very technical but super fun!

Great trail! There are steep portions, but definitely a can-do trail. Bonus...found some edible fungi!

Great work out and nice walk in the fern filled woods on the long trail before getting on the loop.

Great short hike to do behind the Inn at Long Trail. Easy to do this as an out-and-back to the overlook, or you can walk part of the AT and make it a longer loop trail. Trail is really well marked. Parking is across the street from the trail head. Be careful crossing Rt. 4!

For a short trail this was really gnarly and provided many a splendid view. There are spots on the trail have stairs and wooden planks to walk on but there are also spots with you are walking on nothing but uneven rocks and other spots where you are on nothing but tree roots. I loved this short hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Quick easy hike. When you go to the parking area trail head is to the right of the registry area. Fees are 4$ per person for a day pass. Yellow blazes well marked.

Great view, easy hike. Kid friendly and well marked

Easy after dinner walk around the campsite. Intersects with AT if you'd like to extend the hike a bit.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

This is not an easy trail for those who are older and in ok shape. Beautiful!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Great hike, we took kids and dog!

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This is one of my favorite quick hikes around Rutland. Great views for not too much work.

Hiked this short loop on a Friday as a warm up for the weekend. It starts out pretty steep but levels off. The overlook is worth the hike. Great hike if you are staying at Gifford woods state park

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

The pleasant view from the peak was negated by the hordes of people on the trail...some of whom were smoking weed and blasting a boom box while hiking...numerous people talking on their cell phones as well. Did meet some nice folks on the peak to enjoy the sunny day with though

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Great hike and view. Very good for a simple day hike or to watch the sunset. Dog friendly also. Our dog loves it

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