Faulkner Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
25 days ago

walking
25 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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.

Pretty mountain overlooks views of idyllic little Woodstock, VT.

walking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

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.

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

great hike and appreciate the cables!

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Easy climb. Great for a nice stroll with the family or pets.

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

We parked on Mountain Road near the park.

hiking
Friday, October 10, 2014

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.

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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.