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Bucklin Trail

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The Bucklin Trail is a gorgeous, wooded trail that climbs the west face of Killington Mountain.


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3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Point to Point

4,204' 1,282 m

High

1,859' 567 m

Low

2,392' 729 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views

Description

From the trailhead, it is an easy, flat hike with lots of open woods and long stretches of trail following Brewer's Brook, which you'll cross via a wooden bridge.

Around the first mile, the grade will begin to increase gradually, preparing you for the remainder of the hike, which will continue to get steeper.

At around the second mile, the trail becomes much steeper and will remain this way for the duration of the hike.

At 0.5 miles from the peak, you'll encounter a spring where you can refill your water bottles and Cooper's Lodge shelter.

The remaining 0.5 miles is a steep rocky set of switchbacks that lead up the backside of Killington Mountain to the peak.

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  4.8 from 6 votes

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Crossing a bridge over Brewer's Brook on the Bucklin Trail.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT
Northwestern view off of Killington Peak.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT
Beginning level section of the Bucklin Trail.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT
Stretch of the Bucklin Trail near the base of Killington.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT

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Jul 4, 2020
Ben Rosenberg
0.5mi
Jul 6, 2019
Andrew Parise
Sadly it was super foggy so no view
May 29, 2019
Nick Rondinone
Oct 19, 2018
Alejandra Alex
very muddy mixed with snow and ice closer to the top. Went with hiking companion who doesn’t typically hike. Worth the climb. 7.4mi
Jun 8, 2018
Caitlyn Gill
Awesome hike! Starts out very easy, and right before getting to the peak it gets more intense with a bit of easy scrambling.