Killington Peak via the Bucklin Trail

Mendon, Vermont

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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.
Hiking the Green Mountains

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Hiking the Green Mountains

by Lisa Densmore (Falcon Guides)

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.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mendon
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 2,480 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Killngton Peak Quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Killington Peak via the Bucklin Trail

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