Deer Leap Overlook Trail

MODERATE 111 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

24 days ago

So beautiful today in the snowy sunshine. Easy trail with spectacular views.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice trails, some rocky, some easy. All around good hike to peak with amazing views

Really nice!!

2 months ago

Hiked it in rainy conditions but still not that difficult while also not the best negotiating without good boots. View from the top is well worth it and lots of little fun changes of scenery and natural environment. Go Birds.

2 months ago

The trail is muddy, but worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

this will always be a favorite of mine. it's a good hike. not too long, not too short. the views are awesome at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Wow!! This trails gives “a lot of bang for your buck!” It’s the right amount of workout when you need a quick hike!! The view from the overlook is awesome!!

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent Family trail. Amazing views!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice family hike with great views!

5 months ago

Lovely hike, terrific view.

5 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months 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.

6 months 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
6 months 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
9 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
Sunday, November 26, 2017

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
Thursday, November 23, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

real nice short hike.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Fun hike, well marked and the peak was beautiful,

Friday, September 15, 2017

Very technical but super fun!

Friday, August 11, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

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
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Great view, easy hike. Kid friendly and well marked

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.

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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