Harmon Hill via Long Trail (Appalachian Trail)

HARD 20 reviews

Harmon Hill via Long Trail (Appalachian Trail) is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bennington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

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.

27 days ago

Gorgeous views at the top and beautiful scenery on the way up. Despite being a chunk of the AT, wasn't all that busy on a Saturday in June.

hiking
2 months ago

The beginning is steep, rain made it harder than usual, good boots or hiking shores are a must. Once up on the ridge, the hike is easy, the views are nice. If you have packed some sandwiches, the top is a good place to eat and enjoy the vistas.

hiking
8 months ago

The first half mile will really test your legs. Very steep, challenging, yet exhilarating! After you reach the vista, you are treated to scenes out of a fantasy movie. Be sure to check out the panoramic view just behind the summit sign!

hiking
9 months ago

nice hike

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing views

10 months ago

Beautiful view!

hiking
11 months ago

Well marked trail with a steep incline in the beginning, strenous but not too hard. Great views and dog approved! Good trail for a dog used to trails and has some listening skills and is conditioned a little.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail was pretty intense at the beginning. Lots of rocks and pretty steap but totally doable, just breathe and make it to the top! Once at the top it does clear out to a pretty clear with some areas of tall grass. The veiw of Bennington at the top was beautiful ♡

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lots of rocks and quite steep at first and then gives way to a lovely fern forest before the summit where you can see Bennington down below. A challenging work out but worth it! Took us about 2 1/2 hours. Highly recommend!

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

OMG- the first part is crazy with the rock steps and climbing- a good cardio!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, May 20, 2013

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.

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10 months ago

recorded Harmon hill

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016