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Bald Mountain Trail is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bennington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and bird watching and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.2 miles Elevation Gain: 3,520 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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A portion of the West Ridge trail to the summit of Glastenbury. A great in/out hike if you want to show a friend/family the benefits of hiking in Vermont. Great views, wildlife and camping opportunities. The south end of the summit is also known as Bear Hollow and is covered in wild blueberries in late summer.

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

Be aware that the map literally starts this trail on the highway ... look at the other mapping of this trail for parking location. Very strenuous hike.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Awesome strenous trail. Take plenty of water: there are few ascends that will break your sweat. The trail follows and crosses a brook, with number of swampy spots, so wear waterproof shoes. The new trail goes over areas filled with freshly blasted rock, which can treacherous in wet condition. Nothing much to see at the top as its covered with tall bush. But stop by at the summit, for a moment of silence, when you pass by remains of an aircraft that crashed at the mountain few years ago.....

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Great hike! Pretty easy until you get towards the top. Still a good amount of snow on the last mile. Best view you'll get is about 3 miles in. Off to the left an opening. Not much of a view on top but still an a good experience to go up

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Easy run to the vista or summit.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Not too difficult of a hike, but it was a good reminder of how out of shape I am. Finding the peak was a little difficult, we ended up back-tracking and having lunch where the three paths meet. The trees block most of the view, but it was still nice. It was also freezing at the top, I recommend warm clothes and even a hat.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

This is a portion of the West Ridge Trail that heads to the summit of Glastenbury Mountain. I really love what this trail has to offer all wrapped into a 2.4 mile, 1548' elevation change. Great views and camping possibilities on the summit. I often bring my wife and my 2 sons (ages 17 and 9). It can be strenuous for those who are not in shape with many opportunities to twist an ankle on the decent because of the rocky terrain. This is by far my favorite short hike in my locale. There are wild blueberries at the summit which tend to attract black bear so keep your eyes peeled.

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