Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wheelerville Road from the north (i.e. from Route 4) is unpaved, good condition, should be OK for any vehicle. Large parking lot at Bucklin trailhead, 2 other cars at 8:00 AM on Monday, 3 others at 2:00 PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Three nice bridges on Bucklin Trail. Otherwise trivial rock hops, at least at this time of year. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails generally in good condition and well marked. Several blowdowns on Bucklin Trail, easily negotiable. Also a few leaners that may come down at some point. A few bog bridges on lower part of Bucklin could use attention. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not an issue. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bucklin Trail is easy for the first two miles, mostly on old woods roads. Then it's a steady climb, though not extreme, to the Long Trail junction and on to Cooper Lodge. Killington Spur to the summit is very steep, but has pretty good footing and handholds. This is a good thing, since the summit was socked in, with strong wind and rain. It was hairy enough as it was. No view, except cell towers, or whatever they are, looming out of the mist. Still a great day in the mountains.  
Name: GregM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-28 
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