Deer Leap Overlook Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews

Deer Leap Overlook Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Killington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
492 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
11 days ago

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.

26 days ago

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

hiking
26 days ago

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.

snowshoeing
3 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

hiking
6 months ago

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!

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

real nice short hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike, well marked and the peak was beautiful,

9 months ago

Very technical but super fun!

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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!

hiking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Great view, easy hike. Kid friendly and well marked

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Great hike, we took kids and dog!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

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

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Trail was well marked, dry for the most part. It was a bit steep in spots

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Awesome trail... can't believe it was rated "easy"!!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Great hike and fun for the pup. Views were great. Pint of Guinness at The Long Trail Pub was a perfect ending to the day

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

We hiked this trail on an overcast day. The weather wasn't too cold just the trail was very muddy in spots and there was snow covering the boards used in the trail. The trail was easy to follow with a lot of ups and downs. The view from the Overlook was covered in fog/overcast.

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

always takes friends visiting on this hike. not too hard with amazing views at the end!

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

A short hike with beautiful cries

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Always awesome!

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Rocky, well-used trail to a fantastic viewpoint. The viewpoint is *very* exposed, not for those afraid of heights. At the end, I think you're only 200 yards from the trailhead, mostly straight down!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Avoid this hike on the weekends since it can be pretty crowded. A great hike if you are short on time and it's a crowd favorite since it's a short hike with rewarding views. It's the perfect place to watch a sunset. Dog friendly yet watch out for the vista is exposed cliff with a very steep drop off. I'd recommend making sure your dog is leashed before going out on the rocks.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Little muddy but perfect condition to hike, gorgeous view and easy hike!

hiking
13 days ago

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