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Deer Leap

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Rock Cliff summit vista with excellent views to the south including Killington, Pico, and Blue Ridge.
Trail Activity
0.9 miles, One Way
Killington (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt


From the trailhead immediately alongside Route 4 at the top of Shrewsbury Pass, the trail ascends quickly alongside the road (some road noise can be heard in the initial portions of the trail). The trail curves up to a wooded summit and requires a brief ten-minute mild descent down to the rock cliff vista that is Deer's Leap. Exceptional views can be had generally to the south, very well worth the hour-long hike to the top.

Trail Manager

Visit Green Mountain National Forest online for more information or contact:

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-6700
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Make a small campsite, preferably where there is no vegetation.

Trailhead Information

Take Route 4 east from Rutland or west from Killington to the top of Sherburne Pass. A few parking spots on the north side/trailhead-side of Route 4 and many places on the south side. Be extremely careful crossing Route 4.

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