A.T. - Stratton Mountain to Bennington (VT 9) - Member Hike

Hike Name: A.T. - Stratton Mountain to Bennington (VT 9)
Country: United States
State: Vermont
Nearby Town: Bennington
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: The trail starts at the top of Stratton Mountain which you can access via the gondola. Here are directions to the base of the mountain:

From Hartford and New York City
Take I-95 North to New Haven, CT (about 80 miles)
Take I-91 North to Brattleboro, VT (Exit 2) (about 120 miles)
Take Routes 30 North to Bondville (about 38 miles)
In Bondville take the Stratton Mountain Road 4 miles to the Resort
Total Hike Distance: 25.70 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Stratton Mountain
Hike Ends: Bennington (VT 9)
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Springs
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701

Phone: (802) 747 – 6700
FAX: (802) 747 - 6766
TTY: (802) 747 - 6765
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: From VT 9 near the town of Bennington, The Appalachian Trail climbs past the Goddard, Caughnawaga, Kid Gore, and Story Spring Shelters and reaches a fire tower at Stratton Mountain. Benton MacKaye, who first published a proposal for the creation of the Appalachian Trail, is thought to have come up with the idea during a hike on this mountain. A cabin with a summer caretaker is near the summit for overnight use, and a side trail leads a short distance to the Stratton Ski Area where a gondola provides access to the base of the mountain.



2,600 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
A.T. - Stratton Mountain to Bennington (VT 9) - July 1, 1996 July 1, 1996 4 stars 1 day Mackie
A.T. - Stratton Mountain to Bennington (VT 9) - June 30, 1996 June 30, 1996 3 stars 1 day Mackie


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