Little Pond Trail


From the trailhead, the trail follows a very rough Forest Road 275 in a gradual ascent to Little Pond. In half a mile, a power line is reached where there are views to the east and west. After passing an old campsite, the trail passes a junction with a snowmobile trail and continues on to another “junction”, an old turn around. Here the trail heads right, for about 200 yards down to the pond. Longer hikes can be made, by heading southwest from the turn around junction. This footpath, a little less traveled, connects to the Appalachian/Long Trail in about a ½ mile. From there the AT/LT heads south (left) to Porcupine Lookout in about 1.0 mile, or heads north (right) to Little Pond Lookout in about 1.0 mile and Little Pond Mountain in another 0.5 miles. Nice views are attained at any of these vantage points. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.

Little Pond Trail Recreation Opportunity Guide

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Operated By: Forest Service

General 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.

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

Hiking Trail - Average hike time: 2 ½ - 3 ½ hours round trip Length: 5.0 miles round trip
Elevation descMax elevation change: 340 feet
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Max elevation change: 340 feet