Hiking & Walking

The Green Mountains await your arrival.

Explore the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, or one of the many short yet scenic trails our area has to offer. Spend an afternoon in Pine Hill Park, the day summiting Killington, Pico, or Mendon peaks, or pack your tent and prepare for a longer adventure. The Vermont landscape won’t fail to impress!

Enjoy the solitude of the trail in the early spring or late fall, see the Green Mountains at their finest in the summer, or seek a unique view of Vermont’s legendary foliage from our peaks this autumn. Regardless of the season, your hiking trip will leave you with a fantastic and memorable Vermont experience.

Rutland County’s highest and best-known peak, Mount Killington stands at 4,235 feet as the second tallest mountain in Vermont. Along the ridgeline, you’ll also find Pico and Mendon Mountains. Trails on these Green Mountains include the famous Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, plus a ton of additional trail options surrounding Killington Resort.

Summiting one of Vermont’s four 4,000 footers not your game? Explore shorter climbs to rocky vistas on Deer’s Leap or White Rocks, or skip the steeps and check out the trails surrounding the Chittenden Reservoir or Pine Hill Park.
No matter what trail you choose, you’re bound to encounter some spectacular scenery. Hiking is one of the best ways to soak in Vermont’s natural beauty.

Walking

Ramble through Vermont at your own pace. Tour downtown Rutland, or venture through the villages of Wallingford, Castleton, or Pittsford. Take to the trails and soak in Vermont’s amazing natural surroundings. The choices are yours, and all you need are your walking shoes!

Pine Hill Park

Located right in the city of Rutland is Pine Hill Park. This unique 300 acre area boasts a well-maintained 16-mile single track trail system. Open for day use only, the extensive trail system is open for walking, hiking, and biking. The park is maintained by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who are constantly upgrading the trails and bridges. Trails include a variety of terrain, ranging from steep and challenging to smooth and inviting. The perfect destination for your day hike, casual stroll, or biking adventure.