Glastenbury Mountain Wilderness

Bennington, Vermont

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Deep in the southern Green Mountains, 3,748-foot Glastenbury Mountain rises above a vast sea of uninterrupted woodland. A fire tower crowns the summit, offering 360-degree views over some of Vermont’s wildest terrain. Miles of easy-cruising solitude surround it. But to reach the peak, you’ve got to earn it.
AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

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AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

by Matt Heid (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Deep in the southern Green Mountains, 3,748-foot Glastenbury
Mountain rises above a vast sea of uninterrupted woodland. A fire
tower crowns the summit, offering 360-degree views over some of
Vermont’s wildest terrain. Miles of easy-cruising solitude surround
it. But to reach the peak, you’ve got to earn it.

© 2014 Matt Heid/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Bennington
Distance: 22.7
Elevation Gain: 4,700 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 Days
Trailhead Elevation: 1,400 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Green Mountain National Forest, Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot Street, Manchester, VT 05255, 802-362-2307, fs.usda.gov/greenmountain.
Local Maps: The Long Trail Guide, Green Mountain Club
Topo Map: Glastenbury Mountain Wilderness Topographic Map
Guide Book: AMC's Best Backpacking in New England Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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9/15/2012

Amazing views from the fire tower atop Glastonbury Mountain.

8/23/2010

Nice Loop with plenty of tent sites along the AT/ long trail. It would be very nice during clear weather. When rainy, you're in the clouds and not much to see. The guide tip to do two nights is a good one, getting up the initial elevation from route 9 the first day, In bad weather the Goddard shelter fills quickly so it would be wise to get in early. Definately a worth while hike. the trail guide is very accurate.

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