Explore the best forest 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.

very easy trail. $4 for each person to hike.

11 days ago

16 days ago

Nice, peaceful trail with the reward of chilling by the reservoir at the end. The trail is pretty flat - the main challenge is fording all the little streams. It can be muddy in spots.

17 days ago

Well maintained trail, perfect for walking with kids and dogs. Picnic areas abound, perfect for a snack before or after your walk. Kona gives this 4 out of 4 paws.

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!

2 months ago

Great trail for family with young children. Well marked and maintained.

7 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

trail running
9 months ago

Easy run to the vista or summit.

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.

on Bald Mountain Trail

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.