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Killington Peak
Rutland, VT, Killington, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Killington Spur
Looking down the Killington Spur

Route: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur, (Killington Peak), Killington Spur, Long Trail, Bucklin Trail

Bucklin Trail was muddy in the flats between bridges (generally some rocks or herd paths to avoid), otherwise mostly dry to summit. Very few people on trails today.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Killington Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 5, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,786'
Destination: Killington Peak
Time Elapsed: 01:37
Trailhead Elevation: 1,786'
Summit Elevation: 4,235'
Vertical Gain: 2,479'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:27
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,509'

The Bucklin Trail trailhead
The Bucklin Trail trailhead

Looking southeast from near the summit of Killington Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast from near the summit of Killington Peak

Topographic map of Killington Peak - Click to enlarge

Directions to trailhead: To get to the Bucklin Trail trailhead, take US 4 West from Pico Ski Area. A few minutes downhill, on a right curve, take a left onto Wheelerville Road. The Bucklin Trail parking area will be on the left after few miles on this road at a sharp right turn. The Bucklin Trail starts at the back of this parking lot.

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