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A ﬁve- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont.
Killington Peak-Bucklin Trail Professional Review and Guide
"A ﬁve- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont."
--Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour), Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
More Killington Peak-Bucklin Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Killington Peak is the second highest mountain in Vermont. It is the highest of the six peaks that make up Killington Resort. Best known for skiing in the winter, the resort encourages hiking up its ski-trails and publishes a trail map for hikers, with ten self-guided interpretive hikes across five of the six peaks. However, you are more likely to have a true wilderness experience with your dog on the opposite side of the mountain via the Bucklin Trail (blue blazes), a traditional hiking trail."
--Lisa Densmore, Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont (The Mountaineers Books).
"Hike to the rocky summit of the second-highest peak in Vermont. Numerous wildflowers in early summer; optional overnight at Cooper Lodge (cabin); spectacular view, particularly to the north along the spine of the Green Mountains.Killington Peak is the highest of the six peaks that make up the Killington ski resort and one of only five summits with elevations over 4,000 feet in Vermont. There are four ways to climb this towering peak, from the north and from the south along the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail (AT/LT), from the east up one of the ski area’s interpretive hiking trails, and from the west via the Bucklin Trail. The Bucklin Trail, described here, is a shorter route than either approach on the AT/LT and offers a truer back-country experience than the routes up the ski area side."
--Lisa Densmore, Hiking the Green Mountains (Falcon Guides).
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