Bald Mountain is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Townshend, VT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible from March until November.
Good straightforward trail. Very little flat parts. It's a steady incline just about the whole way. Follow a nice brook in the beginning with great pools to lay in.The last 1/4 mile(probably less)to the summit is the real leg burner. Easy for experienced hiker, hard for beginners. Summit offers two views, Mt. Monadnock in NH to the west and Bromley & Stratton Mtn. to the north. Good campground too. Went in Mid Aug. while camping and only passed two couples. Totally alone on top.
I was not able to hike this trail from either end! From the link I posted below the trailhead are a not straightforward and have extremely limited parking. I'd love to come back and check this out but I might need to arrange for someone to drop me off close to the start of the trail.
Its a simple trail that you can use to get a little heart pumping action. Just did it and had lunch on the top, It was about 18 degrees and no wind.