Killington Peak via Bucklin Trail

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Green Mountain National Forest

Killington Peak via Bucklin Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rutland, Vermont that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,470 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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backpacking

cross country skiing

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This is a hike up to Killington Peak where there are far-reaching panoramic views to the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Adirondacks of New York, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The first two miles of the route are very easy with gradual incline, but the upper section before the summit becomes steep and difficult. The trailhead is accessible in the winter, but hikers should bring crampons, snowshoes or microspikes for traction on the upper half of the mountain.

Good and wide for roughly 2.4 miles to Irene Falls. From there it gets narrower and rockier. Last .5 miles is getting pretty washed out.

hiking
scramble
3 days ago

Great trail! Easy for the first 2 miles and then up up up ending with a very fun scramble. No bugs whatsoever but today was cold 54, top was windy and quite chilly. Panoramic views. Slightly muddy, not bad at all.

hiking
bugs
icy
muddy
scramble
7 days ago

hiking
scramble
8 days ago

hiking
blowdown
icy
muddy
scramble
snow
9 days ago

hiking
icy
rocky
10 days ago

Fun

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
closed
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

The perfect day hike. Amazing conditions. STEEP. Dangerous at top but a great challenge. Would recommend. Great snowshoeing.

hiking
closed
icy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

We didn’t take the previous messages seriously when it mentioned snow and heights. HOLY! Up to 1.5 feet of snow and literally straight up the last mile to the peak, we were climbing and hanging on from tree to tree. Pretty dangerous honestly! There was a closed sign at entrance and closed sign by the shelter toward the top

nature trips
flooded
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Cool but sunny day. This trail does not disappoint. much of the last mile was up steep crusty snow through the woods but at the top it was just solid ice and very steep. Great spot bring spikes.

hiking
icy
muddy
scramble
snow
1 month ago

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