Appalachian Trail

Location: Southern Vermont
Trip Starts: Bennington (VT 9)
Trip Ends: Stratton Mountain
Total Distance: 25.7 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Multi-Day Hike
More Information:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331


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.

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