Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 days ago

Very nice wide , well maintained trail , not too busy !
Great pond for clean dog swimming .
Dogs are “ supposed “ to be on a leash but we only leashed ours when people came. We walked a big loop and it took about 2 h

hiking
15 days ago

Excellent trails, pretty busy but wide paths. Great place to take dogs walking!

hiking
16 days ago

Nice easy trail..

on Faulkner Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Nice views of the Woodstock valley on the well maintained switchback trails leading up from Faulkner Park. Last few hundred feet near the South view are more “trail like” and steeper than the switchbacks. Please be aware that the loop trail shown on the map includes a descent on the Precipice trail, a much steeper and much more difficult route, especially for seniors with less flexibility. The Precipice does have a convenient cable hand rail system that makes this scramble a lot easier, but it could present a significant challenge in wetter conditions. If it’s a leisurely stroll to some gorgeous views you’re after, take the switch back (Faulkner Trail) back down.

hiking
1 month ago

Great low key hike. Kid friendly!

Hiked Faulkner Trail up to Mount Tom on Earth Day (April 22) and it was a perfect sunny Spring day. Trail is easy to find from Faulkner Park - across from Woodstock Inn there is a covered bridge on Mountain Ave, go over that and across River street to follow the curve to Faulkner Park and then begin the hike on the pavement next to a stone wall. Trail is well marked and the switchbacks make the assent easier. Starts to get a little rocky half way up but the hardest part is close to the top where it gets narrow, a little steep and more technical but that does not go on for long. Nice views. It would be lovely later in the spring and in the fall. You can extend the hike by heading further to the Pogue or any number of other trail options. If just doing the climb to Mount Tom and back probably a few hours at a leisurely pace with stops to enjoy the views.

6 months ago

Nice hike although top was closed so improvised a loop trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Just perfect.

Very easy hike.

The reward for walking to the top of the hill is the pond where you can stroll completely around the water and enjoy the mirrored reflections. Return the way you entered.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Took Faulkner up and Precipice down. Faulkner is well-marked, great for novices. Pretty view of the valley from the top. Lots of traffic, including some school groups. Precipice was less trafficked. A bit narrow at points (hence precipice), but not scary or needing special equipment since there is informal railing along the way. A solid, quick, and easily accessible hike.

Couple tough spots for dogs but overall nice

From Prosper Rd past the Pogue to Marsh Billings estate. 2 hours. Easy gravel path to a moderate trail. Very nice and ends on the estate which is beautiful. I recommend picking up the Marsh Billings trail map at the Prosper Rd parking area or on the estate, as there are a network of trails in this park so you don't need to stick to the prescribed trail map.

hiking
10 months ago

I if you follow directions on the way back you have to go through tough trail. A lot of fun though.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is very entertaining to hike. Lots of interesting spots, and great woods for photography. If I lived in the area I would definitely go again, I bet its amazing in the fall.

hiking
10 months ago

Great dirt road and trail combination hiking! Beautiful scenery. Pinnacle trail down to base rocky, narrow and great challenge as we train with packs for LT.

A relatively quick hike. Moderate ascent, but evens out. Great spot at the summit for a picnic. Take the Red Pine and Spruce trails back down.

10 months ago

Such a beautiful hike! You park across from the Billings Farm and museum. Then walk towards Rte. 12, cross in the cross walk and that will bring you to the "trailhead". The trail is a small dirt road so it's super kid friendly. There are some beautiful views of fields on the way up, little benches for resting and it's very clearly marked whether you are going to the South Peak (the view down into Woodstock), the pogue or any other off-shoot of a trail. Just a heads up that dogs (and humans) are not permitted to swim in the water.

hiking
10 months ago

A great trail with lots of options for duration and difficulty level. It gets a little steep near the peak, but there are handrails. You'll see quite a bit of traffic on a Saturday or Sunday but everyone is friendly and the trails are wide. My dog loved it (there were lots of dogs on the trail), but she really loved the ice cream at the White Cottage Snack Bar down the road.

11 months ago

Started at the Faulkner Trail and then linked Mount Tom Road to the Pogue. Amazingly beautiful! We took the Mountain Road back to the Visitors Center and clocked just under six miles. Highly recommend this hike.

11 months ago

This is a wide smooth trail with little incline for most of it. Great trail for family even with small kids.

Nice loop hike that's easily accessible from downtown Woodstock. Several other trails intersect it if you are looking to hike more than the 2 mile loop depicted here.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

trail running
Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's a great steady climb until the top where you have to slow down because it's steep and a bit rocky!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Nice hike up. Switchbacks on the way up until the top section where it gets a little steeper and has some rocks. Great views of the Town of Woodstock at the South Peak.

great view!

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

The trail starts out steep then as you ascend t trail levels out, when you get to the pond at the end it's really beautiful.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Definitely an easy/moderate trail. Can be more strenuous depending on which side paths you take. Very lovely and tranquil in fall.

Monday, October 03, 2016

very well maintained, and pretty views.

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