Faulkner Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodstock, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Pretty mountain overlooks views of idyllic little Woodstock, VT.
Nice easy hike. Unfortunately the upper section of the trail was closed due to construction (closed until September 30th) but saw plenty of chipmunks and a red eft newt.
Great little hike. Nice and easy on the way up and a much more interesting trip down. Not so sure I would bring small children down that way, very steep drop offs and only a steel cable to hold you back.
great hike and appreciate the cables!
Easy climb. Great for a nice stroll with the family or pets.
We parked on Mountain Road near the park.
Did this hike on Oct. 5, 2014. Other reviews complain about finding the trail head? Suggestions - go to the Visitors Center at the Billings Farm and Museum on Rt 12 North of the village of Woodstock (about a mile from town) and ask for a Walking trail Map. ( they keep the 'good ones' under the counter and you have to ask for it .. took two requests for me). With the map, you'll see all the access points to mount Tom including this Faulkner trail. And the loop at the top is nice and level, fast, goes to the little Pond.
Trailhead location - go to the Center Green of Woodstock. Find the covered bridge. Drive across it, then at the first intersection go straight on Mountain road. It will hook to the left. Go about 1/8 mile and there is a Park on the right (Faulkner Park?). park on the street. Follow the black top paths to the rear and you'll see the path ascending the hill side. This trail has numerous Cut-backs (intentional) to make the climb smooth and steady.... after about 4 or 5 of these, we started to cut "straight up the hill" where the ground was clear and shortened the total.
Hike was easy and the view was pretty nice ( 7.0) too. many cross country ski trails at the top .. and the map definitely helps you navigate all of those.
We actually drove past the trailhead because it's in the middle of an estate neighborhood. The trailhead looks more like the entrance to a golf course.
The trail is easy to moderate and about a mile up and a mile back. The last tenth of a mile near the overlook is more of a moderately challenging trek. There is a big lighted star at the top. I'd like to go back when it lit.
Anyone of average health could make this hike.
If you can find the trail head! Great place to hike. We went up and checked it out today. Great time. Speed hiked it, great workout.
The Mt Tom trail is great year round. During the spring and summer, everything is in bloom and the wildlife is milling around. In the fall, the trees are just amazing. And the winter is what surpries me. The trail is groomed and used enough to get around in snow hiking shoes and snowshoes. There is hardly a sole out there. The view from the summit is breath taking. There are picnic benches near the top so that you may enjoying to panoramic view of Woodstock while eating. This trail is a definite must.