Hike to White Rocks & Bald Mountain

Hike to White Rocks & Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain

Distance

7.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

2160 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

Enjoy the best views of Bennington Vermont including the Bennington Battlefield Monument.

This trailhead parking and kiosk is newly constructed.  The trail starts off where the power lines cross the road.  Shortly after you will enter the woods and follow an old jeep trail to a high way underpass.  Upon exiting the tunnel you cross a power line corridor and proceed, crossing and following several brooks.  After climbing several switchbacks and traversing some old rockslides, the trail reaches White Rocks at 2.6 miles.  Be sure to explore this area.  A spring is passed at 3.1 miles and the junction with the West Ridge Trail is attained at 3.5 miles.  The summit is 0.1 miles further north (left) on the West Ridge Trail.  At this point you would retrace your steps.

After your hike enjoy lunch in beautiful Bennington and make a stop to see the Bennington Battlefield Monument up close!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Great snowshoeing trail

This was a great snowshoeing trail. Terrain was a little challenging in sections but the extra effort made the views from White Rocks and summit sweeter. Navigation on the trail was tricky. It appears sections of the trail have recently moved. The combination of new and old blazes were confusing. Some old blazes were painted over in sections where there was clearly a trail and new blazes were too infrequent to clearly indicate you are on the correct trail. This was primarily the issue along the section of trail following the creek before the steepest climbs on the hike. The rest of the trail was well marked. There are multiple false summits and you actually lose a little elevation after the clearing just past the White Rocks overlook. Some maps identify this section as "Bear Wallow." You will make a steep but relatively short climb out of Bear Wallow to the West Ridge Trail and the summit. Overall this was a really great trail and highly recommend it during the winter. If you are unfamiliar with the area and terrain, I strongly recommend bringing a high resolution topo map to help navigate the trickier sections (particularly when trail is snow covered).

Distance

7.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

2160 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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