Deer Leap Overlook
ElevationAscent: 452' 138 m
Descent: -452' -138 m
High: 2,599' 792 m
Low: 2,227' 679 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“A two-mile out-and-back run with a beautiful overlook at the top.”— Simeon Pol
The trail is littered with glacial rocks and beautiful open woods. Once you reach the higher elevations, the trail narrows into dense evergreen forest with speckled light illuminating the trail floor until it finally opens up to the Deer Leap Overlook, a giant rock where you can have a picnic and enjoy the view.
The trail begins rocky and muddy with a gradual incline. At 0.4 miles, you'll come to the Sherburne Pass Trail and Appalachian Trail Junction. Continue left at the junction towards Deer Leap Overlook.
Shortly after, you'll encounter another junction for the Appalachian and Deer Leap Mountain Trail. Continue on the Deer Leap Mountain Trail. After the junction, the trail begins to level out and heads down across a series of duckboards and rooted ground.
At 0.8 miles, you'll reach the last junction for Deer Leap Mountain Trail and Deer Leap Overlook Trail. Continue left on Deer Leap Overlook Trail. This trail will lead you to Deer Leap Overlook.
At one mile, you have reached Deer Leap Overlook. Once you are done enjoying the views, simply head back the way you came.
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Land Manager: USFS - Green Mountain National Forest Office