Appalachian Trail - Killington Peak To Clarendon Gorge - Member Hike

Hike Name: Appalachian Trail - Killington Peak To Clarendon Gorge
Country: United States
State: Vermont
Nearby Town: Killington
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Boston, MA: Take I-93 north to just south of Concord, NH. Exit onto I-89 north and follow to U.S. Route 4 / Rutland, exit 1 in Vermont. Follow Route 4 west to Killington and signs to the Ski Resort. The Appalachain Trail is accessible via a short hike on a side trail from the top of Killington Peak. Take the chairlift to the summit. Travel mileage is 158 miles and approximately 2.75 hours.
Total Hike Distance: 11.70 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Killington Peak
Hike Ends: Clarendon Gorge
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701

(802) 747 - 6700
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The Appalachian Trail climbs from the suspension bridge at Clarendon Gorge over VT 103 and up 3000 feet to Killington Peak. The state was named "Verd-mont" here by a Frenchman in the 1700's, and the summit is off a side trail to the right at 4,235 feet. The views from here are spectacular, and the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Maine and even Canada are visible on a clear day. A chair lift runs daily to Killington Peak in the summer.



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