Check Trail Conditions before you go. We will update alerts on Facebook ‘Bennington Area Trail System- BATS first and the BATS homepage if we have time.
Trail Descriptions at the top. Parking locations on the map, and at the bottom of this page. We request that large groups avoid parking at Stark Street. Thank You!
Report any less than ideal trail conditions to us at batsvt @ gmail.com or message us on Facebook. See Trail Rules & Guideline Page for more important information.
Carriage Road – 0.4 mi. (Beginner, Yellow Blazes): Is a Beginner friendly trail which takes you along the old access road to the Everett Mansion. An old stone cobble road leads to an overlook with excellent views of the Vermont Valley, Battle Monument, and Green Mountains.
Cave Trail – 0.6 mi. (Intermediate, Yellow Blazes): Connects the Carriage Road with the the Garlic Festival Field at Camelot Village. The Everett cave can be found just upslope from the southern portion of the trail.
Everett Path – 0.3 mi. (Intermediate, Red Blazes): Starts at the south end of the Everett Mansion parking lot by the kiosk, and runs along the gravel road to the water tank. It then runs above the mansion cascades descending down to the Carriage Road.
Lower Beacon – 1.75 mi. (Difficult, Green Blazes): Under Construction with landowner permission. Come to a volunteer work day. This singletrack winds along the contours and connects to Halloween Tree twice, or takes you up to the Lower Beacon where it connects to The Wall.
Snail Trail– A spur off the upper part of Lower Beacon
Old Farm Road – 0.5 (Beginner, not blazed): Can be used to climb back up to the Everett Mansion area from Monument Ave.
Orchard – 0.5 mi (Beginner, Orange Blazes): a mowed path wrapping around the field edge from Old Farm Road connecting to the Northern side of the Fieldhouse. If on a bike please use these narrower mowed paths, not the wide SVC XC team paths.
The Wall (Expert, Blue Blazes): Climbs sharply from the field above the Carriage road. Although a fine hiking trail, it is recommended as a descent on a bike.
PARKING INFORMATION for BATS Trails on Mt. Anthony
-Campus hours 8am-5pm. Parking Lot closed from 10pm-5am. No overnight parking
–Park a level below the existing kiosk at SVC (not against the woods), at the Upper Mansion Lot and use designated parking spots during the school year campus hours
-Please avoid parking at the Athletic Center.
-Park at Stark Street Playground, a Town of Bennington Recreation Site & access via Southern VT Medical Center trails. Then cross road and access via the SVC Ballfields [Room for 4-5 cars]
-Park in town nearby and walk/bike in
–South end of the Camelot Village parking area. Follow sign for Colgate Heights on Fox Hill Drive. First Left. Respect property owners. [Room for 4-5 cars at end closest to Fox Hill Drive]
–Bennington Center for the Arts– Call first, they save a few spots for us. Thank you!
-Southwestern Vermont Medical Center- See Trail Map. Please don’t park in Employee lots (unless you are an employee) and don’t use prime spots needed for patient parking
TRAILS in Southern Vermont:
Refer to TrailFinder.Info and search for Trails in Vermont by the kind of recreation you want to do (hike, bike, fish, wheelchair accessible)
Trails in Bennington/Recreation in the Shires- A good planning reference can be found at (as always for longer hiking distances in new areas, please buy an actual map- Maps of trails on the Long Trail system can be purchased locally at the Bennington Bookshop