Bald Mtn - West Ridge Trail

Bald Mtn - West Ridge Trail

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 42.97800°N / 73.072°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hike
Additional Information Time Required: A long day
Additional Information Difficulty: Class 1 walk up
Sign the Climber's Log


Use the Branch Street Extension TH parking lot. See main description.

Route Description

A pleasant hike with several steep sections and a few minor summits.

0.0 Trailhead
0.6 bridged brook crossing
0.9 leaves road
2.6 White Rocks
3.1 spring
3.5 junction with West Ridge Trail
3.6 Bald Mountain
8.8 woods road
7.8 Goddard Shelter / junction with Long Trail
8.1 Glastenbury Mountain

Essential Gear

Winter hikers will want snowshoes and poles of course, but summer hikers can get by with the usual basics. If you are planning on staying at the Goddard shelter be prepared to camp out anyway if it is already filled with people. It can be very popular.

Miscellaneous Info

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