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Bald Mountain
Townshend, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.

Bald Mountain Trail

I had been curious about Bald Mountain for some time - I had seen it mentioned numerous times on various hiking sites, however I hadn't seen any photos or first hand reviews. The day after a 70 degree January day, I decided to give it a shot.

There wasn't a soul to be found anywhere around the park. The second crossing over the Negro Brook was certainly a pain, as the rocks were submerged in the rushing water. After a few minutes of looking around, I found a few logs across the brook downstream.

Most of the hike is moderately pitched, with the exception of a short, steep section near the summit.

Upon reaching the summit, I was greeted with strong views of both the west and east. Though often described as a loop, the downhill trail was marked closed, thus forcing me to go back down the same trail.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: January 7, 2007
Hike Commenced: 9:37 AM
Parking Elevation: 475'
Destination: Bald Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 9:39 AM
Summit Reached: 10:25 AM
Trailhead Elevation: 560'
Summit Elevation: 1,680'
Vertical Gain: 1,230'
Hike Ended: 11:44 AM
Hike Distance: 3.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,435'



Bald Mountain Trail trailhead


Looking east over Putney Mountain at Mt. Monadnock




Directions to trailhead: Townshend State Forest is across the West River (west of it) from Route 30. The trailhead is across the road from the main park building.

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