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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Bald Mountain
Westmore, VT

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

Route: Long Pond Trail

After seeing it and its firetower from Wheeler Mountain, I decided to head to Bald Mountain for the second hike of the day. Starting on a series of grassy roads, the trail eventually turned off into the woods and became a bit muddy. After some slabbing, the trail became rough, climbing steeply up to the summit. While I didn't see much in way of views from the summit, I didn't look around for too long for any vistas. Rather, I climbed up the firetower, from where I had excellent views in all directions.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, May 30, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,875'
Destination: Bald Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 1,870'
Summit Elevation: 3,315'
Distance: 2.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,515'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:39
Hike Distance: 4.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,585'

The Long Pond Trail trailhead
The Long Pond Trail trailhead

Looking at Lake Willoughby from the Bald Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at Lake Willoughby from the Bald Mountain fire tower

Topographic map of Bald Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 23. Take US 5 North to Route 5A North. Eventually, with Willoughby Lake on the left, Long Pond Road will be on the right. Head up Long Pond Road, passing by Long Pond. The Long Pond Trail parking area and trailhead will be on the left, just past the pond.

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