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Bucklin Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
71% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,392' 729 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 4,204' 1,282 m
Low: 1,859' 567 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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The Bucklin Trail is a gorgeous, wooded trail that climbs the west face of Killington Mountain.

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From the trailhead, it is an easy, flat run with lots of open woods and long stretches of trail following Brewer's Brook, which you'll cross via a wooden bridge.

Around the first mile, the grade will begin to increase gradually, preparing you for the remainder of the run, which will continue to get steeper.

At around the second mile, the trail becomes much steeper and will remain this way for the duration of the run.

At 0.5 miles from the peak, you'll encounter a spring where you can refill your water bottles and Cooper's Lodge shelter.

The remaining 0.5 miles is a steep rocky set of switchbacks that lead up the backside of Killington Mountain to the peak.

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Northwestern view off of Killington Peak.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT
Beginning level section of the Bucklin Trail.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT
Crossing a bridge over Brewer's Brook on the Bucklin Trail.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT
Stretch of the Bucklin Trail near the base of Killington.
May 27, 2018 near Rutland, VT

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