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Deer Leap

Rock Cliff summit vista with excellent views to the south including Killington, Pico, and Blue Ridge.
Trail Activity
Length
0.9 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Killington (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

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

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

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Know your limits – it’s okay to turn back. Your home is the ultimate destination, not the summit.
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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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