Deer Leap Overlook Trail Blue

Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont

Elevation Gain98ft
Trailhead Elevation2,546ft
Elevation Min/Max2501/2559ft
Elevation Start/End2546/2546ft

Deer Leap Overlook Trail Blue

Deer Leap Overlook Trail (Blue) is a hiking trail in Rutland County, Vermont. It is within Green Mountain National Forest. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 2,546 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 98 feet. Deer Leap Rock (elevation 2,526 feet) can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Deer Leap Trail (Blue).

Deer Leap Overlook Trail (Blue) Professional Reviews and Guides

"This hike traces an old railroad grade through the scenic West River gorge. Start at the Salmon Hole at Jamaica State Park, site of a 1740s battle, then trace a travel route first used by Abenaki Indians.

Later a rail line was blasted through the forbidding terrain. You will take an easy albeit beautiful hike on the converted rail grade and then spur onto a foot trail, entering Hamilton Falls State Natural Area. Ascend along Cobb Brook to reach 120-foot Hamilton Falls, a rewarding destination."

"Deer Leap, a dramatic outcrop that rises above Sherburne Pass, is a popular destination for families. Most visitors opt for the shorter 2.2-mile round-trip that begins from Route 4. This longer, quieter, and more scenic trek includes an excursion through Gifford Woods State Park, a pleasant 2.2-mile section of the Appalachian Trail (AT), and an energizing ascent of Deer Leap Mountain."

"This short hike to a rocky promontory gives close-up views of the Coolidge Range towering over Sherburne Pass."

"Short hike to a dramatic cliff with a 180-degree view of Pico Peak and the surrounding countryside."

"Deer Leap Rock provides an amazing view above Sherburne Pass across to Pico Mountain. The 1.1 miles to the overlook ends just a few hundred yards above the trailhead, but the reward is well worth the small effort to get there. Finish the hike with beer or a meal at the Inn at Long Trail, a favorite spot for locals for many years."

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Trail Information

Green Mountain National Forest
Nearby City
Green Mountain National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Green Mountain National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Pico Peak, VT
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Sep 2018