Harmon Hill

Woodford, Vermont 05201

Harmon Hill

Harmon Hill Professional Guide

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"Fields atop this long ridge attract wildlife and provide western views across Bennington and the Taconic Mountains."

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Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour)
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"A half-day hike to a low summit overlooking Bennington, the Vermont Valley, and the Taconic Range." Read more
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lafe Low
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"Harmon Hill starts off with a grueling, seemingly relentless climb up a long circuitous stone stairway but ends with a placid, lush, green fi eld and forest." Read more
"Popular trek through an airy hardwood forest to a landmark on the Appalachian Trail, with views of the nearby Bennington area and Taconic Range to the west. Wildflowers in May include trout lily (dog-toothed violet), squirrel corn, spring beauties. Harmon Hill was likely named for the prominent Harmon family of the town of Rupert in Bennington County. Reuben Harmon Jr., a member of the Vermont General Assembly, was authorized to mine and mint copper coins in this region as part of Vermont’s proclamation as an independent republic prior to its becoming the fourteenth state in 1791. The climb up Harmon Hill starts out with a cardio bang, but ends with a casual lilt. While the views from the summit are not particularly dramatic, it is a pleasing destination at the end of a nice woodland walk. Enter the woods on the AT/LT–South (white blazes). The path climbs steeply up a long series of stone steps and well-placed rocks, in a show of expert trail work, and gains elevation quickly." Read more

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6/11/2010
A good, relatively short half-day hike in Southwestern Vermont. The trail was wet from the night before; the steep section was slippery, and the flat section afterwards was a stream. Make sure you have good, relatively waterproof boots before attempting this trail.
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5/25/2007
Lots of boulder scambling at the beginning. Nice view at the top. A nice short hike. 2 hours.
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Trail Information

Woodford
Nearby City
3.7
Distance
975 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Summer and Winter
Season
USGS Woodford, USGS Bennington, and USGS Pwnal
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Dec 2018