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Mount Tom via Faulkner Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodstock, Vermont that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 669 ft Route type Out & Back
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Adrienne Perry
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HikingGreat!

So much fun! Went to the top of Mount Tom and then over and around the Pogue and back..such a beautiful day for a hike!

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Rob Lawler
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. At least a moderate.

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Sydney Cordero
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail, stunning view of Woodstock

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Lynn Anthony
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Horseback riding

crowded, it's clean it's wide and nice hiking

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Pavel Hanc
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HikingGreat!

A pleasant short hike with some nice woods to walk through. There is only one or two spots with an actual view though, and those are not at the top of the mountain, which is entirely wooded. We used the Upper Link and Precipice Trails to hike back down to our car.

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Michael Martel
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Hiking

Faulkner trail is immaculately maintained. Stone retaining walls on many of the switchbacks, stone bridges across most creeks. Relatively low incline until the last 1/3 mile or so. Good family hike.

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Aaron Farris
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Was a nice easy walk till you reach the scrambles at the top... Guide wire is a bit sketchy at the top... a bit buggy.

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Taylor Martin
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Hiking

Awesome trail!!! Just did it with my work and it was so beautiful A little sketchy once you get to top but so worth it! Fine for kids! Just hold hand at top

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Kayla Thompson
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This hike is by far one of my favorites! Also perfect for hiking with kids. We start and go up Faulkner, and then go down the old carriage trail. Going up is fairly flat and then towards the top a little rocky but nothing crazy. And it’s only for a few minutes like that. This app says moderate but I wold rate it easy. It’s not steep. My boyfriend carried our 4 month old. My daughter who’s hiked it at the age of 3,6,7 wearing a dress and carrying two Barbies the first time. Definitely pack a lunch, and enjoy the view for a few. It’s dry and no ice on the Faulkner trail, and carriage trail. Highly recommend going out to eat after at “The White Cottage” down the road. They have the dankest fish and chips! And the staff where friendly and just awesome! Happy hiking! Enjoy your 2020 quarantine hiking and enjoying Nature, not thinking about it!

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Reginald Amidon
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Emily Chaite
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Very nice area to hike. you can choose any number of trails depending on how much time you have. Nice views from the peaks. Beautifully wooded hike.

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jamey lemon
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what a great day for a hike. got off trail a few times but that's what makes it fun

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Ed Serpe
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Hiking

Much easier going up Faulkner then down. Crazy beautiful view of Woodstock VT from South Peak.

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Matthew Searle
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Bill Doaner
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Beautiful hike for everyone! Great views near the top! Switchback part of trail is easy. A couple of fairly steep parts near top. There is a guide wire to hold onto.

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Amanda Moore
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I've snowshoed this a few times...nice views and lots of switchbacks so no really steep parts. Stop at worthy kitchen afterwards for a snack and a beverage!

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Greg Kullberg
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Hiking

Great views from the top

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StrayCat !
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Hiking

Challenging in the winter with ice on the steeps

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John Wyatt
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This is mostly a city park trail with a well marked trail. You hear the traffic from Woodstock during most of the hike. If you are looking for a wilderness trail, do not bother coming here.

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Denise Barlow
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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.

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Cathy Cathy Kendall
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very well maintained, and pretty views.

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Paige Stevens
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Hiking

We hiked Prosper Trail to Pogue to North Loop back to Prosper. Well maintained trails. There were some climbs but nothing too difficult.

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Wendy Spillane
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A combination of carriage roads and foot trails. Didn't have a map with all the trails off the main trail so we were walking in circles at times. The carriage roads are very well maintained and easy to walk on. The foot trails are more of your traditional hiking. Not too many views from the trails we took other than the Pogue. The trails are well marked. Can be as short or as long as you want with the spiderweb of spin off trails.

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Kevin Carr
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Barry Wayler
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