Vermont’s mountains aren’t called the Green Mountains for nothing! This section of the Appalachian Trail is characterized by dense and verdant forests, offering great autumn foliage and a chance to get away from the crowds. In Vermont, the AT also coincides with the Long Trail beginning at the Massachusetts border, just north of Mount Greylock. The two trails share a footpath for 100 miles through southern Vermont, crossing notable peaks such as Stratton and Bromley. Killington Mountain in central Vermont marks the first time the AT reaches an elevation of 4,000 feet since Tennessee. We'll cover a little over sixty miles, returning at the end of the day to our lodging in the small ski town of Killington, VT. You'll hike significant mileage on this trip - between 10-15 miles each day, which does require being in excellent physical condition. Maximum group size: 12
|September 11 to September 17, 2022|
|$2395.00 - FULL|
What's not included: Airfare/travel to/from Rutland, VT (RUD), alcoholic beverages, guide gratuities, and travel insurance.
This trip involves hiking from 10 to 15 miles a day (see the itinerary for daily mileage) with significant elevation changes and footing that is rocky and uneven at times. It requires being in very good physical condition. While you can always choose to stay in town for the day, there are no options for shortening the daily hikes. This trip is rated 4. Prior to beginning the trip, participants should be engaged in aerobic conditioning for at least 40-50 minutes 4-5 times a week. Additional endurance exercise (e.g. going for a 2 hour hike once a week) and/or strength training is usually required. Rating: 1 2 3  5.
This is a hiking trip on the Vermont section of the legendary Appalachian Trail. The AT runs along the same path in this particular section as the Vermont Long Trail - the first long distance hiking trail in the US. You will be hiking in the mountains with constant elevation gain and loss on a trail that is rocky and steep. We're staying in the ski resort town of Killington, Vt.
We will be spending 6 nights at a large vacation home in the resort ski village of Killington, VT. Our beautiful home for the week is a large, 2 story, vacation rental home that sleeps up to 16 guests. It has 10 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, good gathering space, a spacious kitchen, WiFi, linens, hot tub, washer and dryer and many other amenities.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
This was a very challenging trail for me. The guides (Claire, Kaitlyn, Jody) were all excellent. They worked well together and made the technical aspects of this trail feel safe and manageable. The meals and lodging were excellent. Claire's cooking is the best. It was nice to see old friends from other AGC trips and make some new ones. The group was cohesive and fun. I hope to hike with all of them again.
Awesome group of women and guides. The accommodations were great for getting to know everyone and Claire, Kaitlyn and Jody did a great job with meals.
Our guides were wonderful and the best part of the trip. The food (Claire Lukas!) was exceptional.
Friendliness and supportiveness of Claire, Jody and Kaitlyn, Super and efficient organization, and wonderful food, not to mention all the great ladies on the trip.
It was cool being on the inaugural trip. The accommodations were great! I loved the ruggedness of the trail, and the fact that this is a less-trafficked section.
Everything. The guides were great, our hikes challenging, and our food and lodging were excellent. We also had a great group of participants (as usual)!
I enjoyed hiking this gorgeous area with a group of great women. There were some issues with scheduling due to the gondola schedule that unfortunately caused shortening of mileage from the published itinerary. The guides were overall very good. Though this trip was more technically difficult than expected, I learned and gained new skills, and felt good about my accomplishments.
The guides were exceptional on this trip. They kept us safe and well-cared for at all times. The accommodation's were good, the food was fantastic, and the hiking each day was beautiful and challenging.
Location, ease of being in one place the whole time, guides.
Hiking in the beautiful woods of Vermont. Successfully navigating the tough terrain. Being with old and new AGC friends.