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Little Pond Trail - GMNF

An easy 5-mile round trip with nice views.
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing
4.80 miles, Round Trip
Easy, Moderate
Bennington (VT), Woodford (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt
Permitted on leash


From the trailhead at the parking lot just east of Big Pond on VT-9, follow the gravel road past several camps/houses northward. There is no parking on the gravel road. In half a mile, a power line is reached where there are views to the east and west. About two and a quarter miles in, the trail encounters a "junction", actually an old turnaround. Stay straight to Little Pond. To make a loop, after visiting the pond, return to the junction and head east and then south to take the Pine Valley snowmobile trail to VT-9, then return a half a mile along the road. (Note: While hiking is permitted on all Forest Service trails, the Pine Valley snowmobile trail is not maintained for hiking, so less than ideal trail conditions may be encountered.)

Longer hikes can be made by heading southwest on the spur trail between the turnaround junction and Little Pond. This footpath connects to the Appalachian/Long Trail in about a ½ mile. From there the AT/LT heads south (left) to Porcupine Lookout in about 0.25 mile, or heads north (right) to Little Pond Lookout in about 1.0 mile. Nice views are attained at these vantage points.

Other Information

Little Pond Trail - Green Mountain National Forest

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Green Mountain Club website, or contact:

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-6700
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Bennington County Regional Commission

Bennington County Regional Commission
111 South Street, Suite 203
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 442-0713
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Green Mountain Club

Green Mountain Club
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone: (802) 244-7037
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep your pets under control at all times, to protect both them and wild animals, fragile environments, and the enjoyment of other visitors.
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Trailhead Information

From Route 7 in Bennington,the trailhead is 9.5 miles east on Route 9. The parking area is found on the north side of Route 9.

From Route 100 in Wilmington, the trailhead is about 12.0 miles west on Rte 9. The parking area is found on the north side of Route 9.

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