The Long Trail to Harmon Hill is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bennington, VT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
Directions from SR 9, just east of Walloomisac Brook: Travel to where the Appalachian / Long Trail cross SR 9, about 8 mile east of Bennington.
OMG- the first part is crazy with the rock steps and climbing- a good cardio!
very steep rock stairs at beginning (and end) make the hike strenuous, but once you're past the stairs it's not that bad. I got to this top of Harmon Hill in just over and hour. lots of mud/water to be aware of.
Steep climb at the start makes hike feel longer than it actually is. After initial climb flattens out into typical Vermont woodlands along the hilltop. The Forrest Service clears the overlook of Bennington via controlled burn. View of Bennington decent but view is better from the white rocks accessible by two nearby trails. Ultimately a worthwhile hike and good work out for a short hike.