Appalachian Trail

Location: Southern Vermont
Trip Starts: MA/VT Border
Trip Ends: Bennington (VT 9)
Total Distance: 14.2 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


The Appalachian Trail loses some of it’s identity in Vermont since it shares the first 100 miles with the Long Trail. The Long Trail was finished in 1931 and extends from the MA/VT border to Canada. It was the nations first long distance hiking trail, but it shares the footpath with the Appalachian Trail only to Sherburne Pass. North of here, the A.T. turns east and continues toward New Hampshire. The Trail in Vermont passes through high, rugged country with woods and overgrown farmlands between the Connecticut River and the Green Mountains. This section to VT 9 is a short one that passes the Seth Warner Shelter, Congdon Camp, and Harmon Hill (which has views to the town of Bennington). The hike from the MA/VT border to VT 9 is only 14.2 miles in length.

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