Killington Mountain Hike
Mileage: 7.96 miles Directions 43.619565,-72.876821
Rise: 2943 ft Facebook
Hike Time: 6 hrs/4 kids(3 hrs moving) Weather
significance: Second highest mountain in VT Snowpack
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The first 2 miles of the trail are a dream, no rocks, slight upgrade, beautiful forest (Blue blazes). A lot of what I read was that this was a moderate hike. I would say while their is no vertical climbs it is still a big mountain with a large rise in elevation. If you want to call that modrate then that is fine with me.
At about two miles the trail turns up hill you will rise about 1800 ft. It is steep and rocky in some places.
At 3.4 miles blue blazes meet the White Blazes when you turn Right onto the Long Trail/Appalachian trail. You will only be on this a short time before you get to the intersection where you will find coopers lodge, here the trail splits and you will want to go up hill. The last scramble to the top is the hardest part of the hike, it is extra rocky, extra steep, and about 0.2 miles long.
In spite of the haze, the view was awesome. The mountains are stacked in rows, all different shapes and sizes. The top is a rock slab with patches of forest, you cannot get a 360 but you can travel around the summit to get different views. The fire tower stands tall but their is no access to it.
This was an awesome hike, typical Vermont mountains and views. We had a great time with our friends CT Louis and Nick. We love coming to this state and cannot wait to come back. Check out other nearby Green mountain hikes like Stowe Pinnacle to the north and Mount Equinox to the south on our home page map.