Bald Mountain

MODERATE 27 reviews

Bald Mountain is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bennington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2237 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike and challenging at times. All the information in previous posts is useful and great, so please check it out before going out on this one. The view of Bennington is beautiful.

hiking
24 days ago

Visited this summit yesterday. As indicated in the previous post, the start of the trail is under construction, due to spring washout, so the first quarter mile is a bit rough. It was a fantastic hike after that though! It IS quite wet in some areas still, so good boots are suggested. As others have noted, there is not much to see at the summit, but there is a great view overlooking Bennington about a mile and quarter before the summit. The rock slides were fun to climb, and the short jaunt I followed along the Western Ridge trail was neat to see. Overall, a very enjoyable, and challenging day out! I would certainly do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

A little hard to find the trailhead at first, as they are currently constructing new stairs at the beginning. We missed the scenic vista on the way up (and there is not much of an overlook at the top) but found the views on the way down. A little more than 3.5 hours and that includes stopping for lunch at the top

backpacking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

great hike and great views along the way.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail. Best views are at 2600 ft elevation lookout to the west. Not much to see at apex of Bald Mountain. Only 4-5 parking spots at trail head so get there early.

hiking
10 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

Great trail, sad the highway now runs through the ascent from branch street. great views of the Bennington valley and Mount Anthony.

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Absolutely loved this trail. Great views at the top. Already looking forward to hiking this trail again.

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

One of my first hikes a few years ago in 2013. Beautiful views of Bennington, Vt. We did this in early spring so the trails were a bit wet. All in all a good trip. Planning to go at it again soon with some first timers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

easy beginning, moderate middle with rock scrambling, harder end with parts of intense incline. lovely payoff though, took me 3.25h round-trip.

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016