K1 Overflow Lot to Killington Peak

MODERATE 12 reviews

K1 Overflow Lot to Killington Peak is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Killington, Vermont that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

snow

Mixed bag of hiking, mtn biking and ski trails including service road and stairs. Pick your way to the top. Reward is a spectacular above tree line view at peak when not obscured by clouds.

hiking
30 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

5 months ago

If you want to hike along a road the whole time.I guess for a beginner that just came from McDonald's,its a great choice:-)

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

I started at at 8:30ish the Killington Grand Hotel parking lot, hiked (H) Morrain up to Snowshed, picked up (E) Wildlands to the summit lodge, then (J) Summit, then reversed to go back down.

The trail was surprisingly quiet for a Sunday morning: I met with one person and their dog on the way up, and a few small groups on the way down (around noonish). The mountain biking doesn't appear to start up until the ski lifts are going by 10 or so.

Honestly, I found Killington underwhelming. Much of the Wildlands trail was on ski slopes, which while they did offer grand views, these were usually enmeshed with ski lifts, parking lots, and the hotel amenities down below. The trails (hiking ATVing, mountain biking) are suggestive of being in a wilderness-themed theme park. My lack of enthusiasm about the Killington trails is not say that I think Killington Resort chose poorly - I doubt hikers bring in much money to them, so it makes sense they'd prioritize bikers and skiiers.

While I'm glad to have summited my first 4000+ footer, this isn't a hike I'll do again.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

the view from the top is incredible

hiking
Monday, August 03, 2015

Hiked to the top Via Flume trail. Got really steep in some parts, and then took another route down! Nice views from the top!

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

hiking
Friday, May 08, 2015

Took the gondola up to the peak and hiked down. Was a great view at the top and beautiful woods. Did this in July so it wasn't too too bad, packed a picnic lunch with us.