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Vermont Hiking Trails

Sherburne Pass Loop (7.3 miles)

A long view in the Green Mountains

The Sherburne Pass trail continues south of Route 4. This trail used to be part of the Appalachian Trail. This hike is not a casual stroll, it's an ambitious climb to the top of Pico Peak. From Pico Peak, you could return the way you came, or continue the loop.

The Hike: Take the Sherburne Pass trail south from the parking lot on Route 4. The trail climbs to Pico Camp at 2.5 miles (see map). A .4 mile spur leads to the summit of Pico Peak. Continuing south on the Sherburne Pass trail, you will intersect with the Appalachian Trail at 3 miles. At this junction, the Appalachian/Long Trail contines to the left in a southerly direction to Cooper Lodge and Killington Peak on its way to Georgia. Take a right to continue the loop. The trail descends to the Churchill Scott Shelter at 4.9 miles. The shelter is located on a .1 mile spur trail. Continue north to Route 4 at 6.8 miles. A ½ mile easterly walk alongside Route 4 brings you back to the start.

Getting There: The trail starts from the parking lot on the south side of Route 4 east of the Inn at Long Trail. Ample parking is available.

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