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2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer out and back


Ascent: 452' 138 m
Descent: -452' -138 m
High: 2,599' 792 m
Low: 2,227' 679 m


Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)


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A two-mile out-and-back hike with a beautiful overlook at the top.

Simeon Pol

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy day hike for most ages with not too tough terrain.


This is a very popular locals hiking spot just off Route 4 in Killington. The trail offers easy access to Deer Leap Rock which overlooks Pico Peak and the Mendon Valley.

The trail is littered with glacial rocks and beautiful open woods. Once you reach the higher elevations, the trail narrows into dense evergreen forest with speckled light illuminating the trail floor until it finally opens up to the Deer Leap Overlook, a giant rock where you can have a picnic and enjoy the view.


The trailhead is located in the Long Trail Inn parking lot. You can park across the road in the Sherburne Pass Trail parking lot if none is available at the Inn side.

The trail begins rocky and muddy with a gradual incline. At 0.4 miles, you'll come to the Sherburne Pass Trail and Appalachian Trail Junction. Continue left at the junction towards Deer Leap Overlook.

Shortly after, you'll encounter another junction for the Appalachian and Deer Leap Mountain Trail. Continue on the Deer Leap Mountain Trail. After the junction, the trail begins to level out and heads down across a series of duckboards and rooted ground.

At 0.8 miles, you'll reach the last junction for Deer Leap Mountain Trail and Deer Leap Overlook Trail. Continue left on Deer Leap Overlook Trail. This trail will lead you to Deer Leap Overlook.

At one mile, you have reached Deer Leap Overlook. Once you are done enjoying the views, simply head back the way you came.

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Jun 26, 2019
Chris Lockery
2mi — 1h 30m
Sep 3, 2018
Scott Bush
Quick early morning hike to end the holiday weekend. Windy and fog cut the view, but still worth it. A little wet near the top but not too bad.
Sep 2, 2018
Andrew Fleming
With Russel, Marie, and Nera 2mi
May 19, 2017
Simeon Pol

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