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Vermont State Parks' Top Five: Hiking
Gifford Woods State Park, Killington

photo of pool at gifford woods state parkGifford Woods State Park is an important hiking crossroads where two major hiking trails meet.  The Appalachian Trail, which runs from Georgia to Maine, and the Long Trail, which runs the length of Vermont meet in the park.  If you were so inclined you could literally hike from the park south to Georgia or north to Maine. 

Nearby Green Mountain National Forest and Coolidge State Forest also offer numerous loop hikes.  There are spectacular views from the Deer Leap Mountain trail and lovely waterfalls along Thundering Brook Trail. The proximity to all these great hiking opportunities make Gifford Woods State Park a popular pass through location for hikers.  The park offers tent, RV, lean-to and cabin camping and hot showers are welcome after some time on the trail.  For a small fee, hikers can leave their car at the park instead of at a trailhead. Camping reservations may be made up to eleven months in advance through the central reservations call center at 1-888-409-7579 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Additional Trail Links:

Appalachian Trail
Green Mountain Club

 



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