Killington (Extended) Loop

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Killington (Extended) Loop is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mendon, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,618 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

over grown

off trail

This is a more rigourous and lengthened approach to Killington. It takes you deep into the woods and up to the Long Trail in order to ascend to the Killington Peak. The trail is heavily overgrown in most areas but offers a fresh alternative to the straight ascent hikers normally take. Take your time and enjoy the incredible silence and alternative route to the top of the Beast of the East. Enjoy!

2 months ago

I’m an avid hiker and this is not a trail. It is completely overgrown and unless you are experienced with a map, compass and GPS this is not the hike for you. I absolutely loved bushwhacking really bushwhacking and loved the deep woods but it was extremely buggy as well. If you take this route be prepared.