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Bucklin Trail

Wheelerville Road, Mendon, VT
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They weren't kidding!

I heard that it was a medium/hard, and the first two miles were great and the last was terrible... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
anthrobrat
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Boston, Massachusetts
Great hike except for the rain at the top !

This seems to be a less traveled trail than some others we have done (Mansfield, Camel Hump, Jay... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
411JohnR
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Highgate Springs, Vermont
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11 Jul 2017
“Great hike except for the rain at the top !”
11 Jun 2017
“AMAZING views! ”
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Wheelerville Road, Mendon, VT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard that it was a medium/hard, and the first two miles were great and the last was terrible. This is a perfect description. The beginning is a long hike to the base of the mountain, and then it is a pretty constant uphill battle,...More

Thank anthrobrat
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This seems to be a less traveled trail than some others we have done (Mansfield, Camel Hump, Jay ). Starts off pretty flat but after two miles its a bit of a climb. A few spots you come to some forks that aren't marked but...More

Thank 411JohnR
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Not a serious or seasoned hiker but we were able to do this hike in a total of about 4 and 1/2 hours. The first two miles were pretty flat and gentle. Then there were periods of pretty steep terrain then flat all the way...More

1  Thank victoriak971
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This trail is definitely not easy, but its really not that bad. It does feel a little longer than 3.4 miles to the junction with the AT, but it might just be because its uphill for what feels like forever. Saw some people coming down...More

Thank Shaun T
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We came from NH to hike our 51st four thousand foot mountain, even though it was raining we still decided to do it for our wedding anniversary. It was a great hike even though we had no view at the summit thanks to the rain....More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 6 November 2014

The above the tree line that allows you to see into New Hampshire, New York, and even beyond. The long, strenuous hike is definitely worth the effort to see the breathtaking view of the lakes, valleys, little towns and villages, and summertime view of Killington...More

Thank NorthStarKillington
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This is a great hike! Bring water, bug spray and dress appropriately for the season and you will have an amazing time up here!

1  Thank love_to_be_there
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Do not go on this hike if you have a problem hiking steep trails! The last 3/10ths is really rock climbing. That being said I am an over 55 year old woman with an 18 and 20 year old who did make it to the...More

1  Thank ncmom51
Reviewed 27 February 2013

In my opinion, I find this is the best, most scenic way to go to the top of Killington although it is a longer drive and harder to find off the Wheelerville road rather than at the parking area on US Route 4. The Bucklin...More

2  Thank Vermontwoodchuck
Reviewed 29 September 2012

My husband and I hiked the Bucklin Trail on an early Sunday morning in September. The weather was around 55 degrees when we started, which was perfect for the 7.8 mile (roundtrip) trail. It took us about 2.5 hours to hike up and 1 hour...More

6  Thank parker617
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