Explore the best trails near Bennington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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3 months ago

A very gentle 2+ mile hike around the reservoir. Nice family hike.

nice short walk around the pond only took about an hr and a half

hiking
5 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.

on Bald Mountain

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Easy run to the vista or summit.

trail running
5 months ago

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

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

A very gentle 2+ mile hike around the reservoir. Nice family hike.

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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hiking
9 months ago

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.

on Bald Mountain Trail

hiking
9 months ago

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.

on Bald Mountain

9 months ago

10 months ago

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.