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Pico Peak Information

Elevation: 3,957 feet (1,206 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 590 feet (180 meters)
Location: Killington, Vermont (Rutland County)
Range: Green Mountains
Coordinates: 43°38.36' North     72°50.18' West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Easy - For an almost 4,000 foot mountain, Pico Peak is relatively easy and straightforward via the Sherburne Pass Trail.
Features: Pico Camp, Pico Peak Ski Area, New England Hundred highest
Distance of highlighted hike below: 6.2 miles

Pico Peak (pronounced pike-o) is a 3,957 foot mountain located in Killington, Vermont in Rutland County in the famous Green Mountains. There are 2 main hiking trails to reach the summit; Sherburne Pass Trail and the Long Trail, both off Route 4.

Pico Camp is just 0.4 miles East below the summit and offers bunk beds to overnight hikers.

Pico Peak is on the New England Hundred highest hiking list.

Lists Pico Peak are on: = A patch is available for this list
New England Hundred highest
New England Hundred highest in Winter season


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Pico Peak from Killington Peak on August 24, 2013.

Pico Peak Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Pico Peak.

From the Sherburne Pass Traillhead parking area, hike on the Sherburne Pass Trail for 2.7 miles until you reach Pico Camp. (While on the trail, it will bring you to a ski trail. Hike up the ski trail for a very short distance and the Sherburne Pass Trail continues into the woods on the left side, though you can choose to hike up the ski trail instead if you want.)

Take the spur trail behind Pico Camp up for the last 0.4 miles until you reach the summit of Pico Peak! (More towards the top of Pico Peak you will cross directly across ski trails 2 more times before reaching the summit.)

To get back to the parking area, retrace your steps back down the spur trail for 0.4 miles, then down the Sherburne Pass Trail for 2.7 miles.

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Click to download PDF Trail Map of Pico Peak

Pico Peak View Photos Top


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Inside of Pico Camp. Taken on 10/12/14.


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The spur path up to Pico Peak, just past Pico Camp off the Sherburne Pass Trail. Taken on 10/12/14.


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Looking at Killington Peak from the summit of Pico Peak. Taken on 10/12/14.


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Ski trails sign near the top of Pico Peak. Taken on 10/12/14.


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First Aid / Information building at the top of Pico Peak. Taken on 10/12/14.


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Summit views from the top of Pico Peak. Taken on 10/12/14.


Pico Peak Driving Directions Top

If you have a GPS, you can enter the Inn at Long Trail,  709 U.S. 4, Killington, VT 05751. The parking lot is directly across the street from this inn.

From I-93 North and merge onto I-89 North towards Lebanon / White River Jct VT.
Take exit 1 off I-89 North. Turn left onto US Route 4 South. (Route 4 is also Part of Route100).
Drive (roughly 30 miles) on Route 4 until you reach the parking lot on the left side of the road for the Sherburne Pass Trail up to Pico Peak. (If you reach the Long Trail parking area or the entrance to Pico Peak Ski Area, you have driven a bit too far.)


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