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Gifford Woods State Park

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Gorgeous hiking area in Vermont

If hiking in Vermont, definitely take the time to hike this portion of the Appalachian Trail... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
David Z
Richmond Hill, Canada
Beautiful park - we got let down by the river

We showed up here to walk trail to thundering falls. Unfortunately when we got past the pond the... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
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Rte. 100 1/2 mi north of U.S. 4, Rte. 100, 1/2 mi north of U.S. 4, Killington, VT 05751-9590
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

If hiking in Vermont, definitely take the time to hike this portion of the Appalachian Trail - through Gifford Woods, See Deer Leap side trail for a great view, Kent Pond, and ending at Thundering Falls. Lots of sites to see in this section of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We showed up here to walk trail to thundering falls. Unfortunately when we got past the pond the river that runs cross the AT was too high for us to cross without getting wet. We backtracked to the road. We could have walked from there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

It says moderate but my son and I found it challenging in certain areas. Its been raining a lot so it was muddy in a lot of areas. The outlook had great views and worth the hike up. I would do this trail again

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracy L
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The night we camped here it was pouring down rain so we decided to get a lean to. What a pleasant surprise. The lean to was large enough to fit 3 people with plenty of room leftover. The shower facilities and bathroom were clean and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice State Park Campground deep in the Trees. Kinda narrow roads etc so Big RV’s should call ahead for size restrictions etc. Bathrooms and Showers were nice and clean and worked well. They have Sites with Rental Cabins and Lean to structures...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tonyk744
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Great for camping and it's proximity to then Appalachian Trail is convenient. Kent trial is part of the park and intersects the Appalachian Trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MilSeb23
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Well maintained and heavily used park. Well known for its hiking trails & proximity to the Appalachian Trail which passes directly thru GWSP & the Long Trail which splits from the AT at nearby Maine Junction. The park is also hiking proximity to Deer Leap...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Botte515
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Just spent a long weekend camping at this beautiful state park. The sites are really well maintained, clean and spacious. The staff is really helpful and pleasant. The bathrooms were really clean. The best part is the quiet. Quiet hours are strictly maintained and I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Tracie H
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Loved the park the staff was very helpful and attentive, the site was clean and the bathrooms were clean as well. I highly recommend this State Park to anyone who loves to camp. I believe they recently received an award for best Vermont State Park...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank markrS9301NT
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful, well maintained State Park I have ever seen. I just walked through while hiking the AT, but this is a park I will return to when exploring VT!

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank LIV2FLY
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