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Killington Peak

A towering summit in Vermont, reaching 4,241 feet, it's the second-highest in the state and a premier ski resort destination.

Tips from the community

Most folks hit Killington in the winter with a board or skis, but the resort actually has 12 miles of immaculate hiking trails that are basically unoccupied in the summertime. There are lots of ways up, but I recommend going trail E to A if you're in it for the views (2.2 miles, 1640ft gain), or directly up trail A if you're looking for a straight up workout (1.1 miles, 1640ft gain). Wobbly legs at the summit? Take the cute-as-heck K-1 Express Gondola back down.

leah 3 years ago

Killington Peak Guides

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    leah (Leah Fishman)
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