Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests, Near Rutland, Vermont
Bald Mountain does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Bald Mountain trail provides a path for visitors to access the Glastenbury Wilderness and the summit of Bald Mountain. From the Bennington side, after climbing several hundred feet, hikers will reach the “white rocks” (not to be confused with the White Rocks National Recreation Area 40 miles to the north). This rocky opening on the west side of Bald Mountain provides excellent views to the west.
The west side of the Bald Mountain trail (nearer Bennington) travels 4 miles, with 2000' elevation change, to the junction of with the West Ridge Trail. The trail travels under a powerline, through a tunnel under Route 279 and then follows an old woods road before entering the Glastenbury Wilderness on the Green Mountain National Forest in approximately one mile. The trail then climbs several switch backs and reaches the white rocks in 2.8 miles. The junction with the West Ridge trail is approximately 1 mile beyond the white rocks vista. The trail is marked with blue blazes.
The east side of the Bald Mountain trail (nearer Woodford) travels 2 miles, with 1580' elevation change, to the junction of with the West Ridge Trail. The trail follows an old road that provides access for a few local camps and then at 0.3 miles, at the Forest Service boundary marked with red paint, turn left onto the trail. The trail climbs steadily and at 1.6 miles, the trail meets a spur trail leading to a seasonal spring at “Bear Wallow.” The trail reaches the West Ridge trail at 2 miles. The trail is marked with blue blazes.