Bennington Area Trail System
The Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) is located in the beautiful southwestern corner of Vermont. BATS was founded by a group of local bikers, runners, and hikers that advocate for multi-use singletrack trails for the enjoyment of area residents and visitors alike. As a non-profit 501 (c)(3), BATS works with public and private landowners to plan, build, and maintain trails for sustainable, non-motorized use in and around the Bennington, Vermont area. BATS is a proud chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), which helps support our chapter with grants and other resources that are important to our current and future success.
The Bennington Area Trail System’s mission is to build and steward trail systems that support human-powered outdoor recreation opportunities, while cultivating a culture that values outdoor recreation, community health, and a recreation economy in southwestern Vermont.
BATS Trails on Mt. Anthony
Know before you go. We will update alerts on Facebook ‘Bennington Area Trail System- BATS first and the BATS homepage if we have time. Use trails at your own risk.
Report any less than ideal trail conditions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.
See Trail Rules & Guideline Page for more important information.
-The trail to the summit is not maintained (no view, and owned by the Utility company).
-Many of the older logging roads and trails are not maintained by BATS. Some of the trail names that were on this old system, and in use by BATS, and some are not.
-There is a network of mowed paths that were maintained by Southern Vermont College. BATS is unsure at this time if these will continue to be maintained by future property owners. (5/2/19)
SVC Campus – See homepage updates about parking on Southern Vermont College Campus!
-Campus hours 8am-5pm. Parking Lot closed from 10pm-5am. No overnight parking
Trailheads within a 45 minute drive
Become a Member
Your participation in the membership program connects you to thousands of riders that share a passion for Vermont singletrack.