Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mendon Peak, Killington Peak, VT
Trails: Logging roads, bushwhack, Long Trail, Bucklin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Bucklin Trailhead. 3 cars in the lot on a Friday morning.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mendon - The first water crossing at 1.5 miles, was rock hoppable, but very slippery. Started up the bushwack after the first crossing. Killington - all water crossings had bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were many blowdowns on both mountains but many herd paths going around them.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: There were black flies, but bug spray worked and had to be reapplied often.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We went past the metal gate to begin the hike for Mendon on the logging roads. The AllTrails map helped keep us on track on the logging roads. After the first water crossing at 1.5 miles, (yellow sign), we started up the bushwhack/herd path instead of taking the longer route that follows the river. There were blue and orange ties on the trees which were very helpful. This very steep path lead us to the lookout and then the canister. Then we headed toward Killington. We passed the red sled and followed the path. After a Brook crossing, we just bushwhacked toward the Long trail (AT) using the GPS. You will see Killington to your left through the trees. Once on the Long Trail, it was an easy hike to the cabin and then the rocky spur trail up to Killington Peak. We followed the Bucklin Trail back to the parking lot. This was a 10.5 mile loop for both peaks.  
Name: Sue S 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-21 
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