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The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Woodstock, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 643 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Snowshoeing

Forest

Lake

Views

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Snow

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Delaina Carlson
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Alex King
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Hiking

Beautiful views and so much history here. Definitely a leisurely walk!

Christopher Lee
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Hiking

Well maintained trail and wooded throughout. Family and pet friendly. Of note, once you reach the overlook there is no paved trail so need to loop back.

Karen Lefkoe
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Hiking

This is a beautiful, well maintained trail with lots to see. We made the mistake of going straight up—the right side of the loop—instead of turning left. Couldn’t find the other side of the trail down from the top so we retraced our way down and took one small side trail for something new. Next time I’ll take the left turn to experience the fun near the top.

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果 陈
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Hiking

highly recommend. A good combination of different views. Fun trails as well!

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Doug Anton
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Hiking

Awesome loop, some fun scrambling on the Precipice Trail on the way up. Great views at the top, and a peaceful pond loop.

PJ Smith
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Hiking

The property is massively expansive and it’s actually pretty easy to find yourself off All-Trail’s trail and in some fun back loops. It’s a super rewarding park-like hike. We are certainly coming back to actually do the pogue and loops north of it.

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Dayna Smith
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Hiking

Well-maintained, beautiful trail! Barely any mud. Not very busy. Saw lots of turtles!

Erica Rome
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Hiking

This is one of our favorite day hikes!! Well marked, peaceful, well maintained trails. This whole trail network stays relatively mud free even during mud season. Feels magical in these woods.

Bill Doaner
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I loved the climb up Mt. Tom from back side walking along the ledge!

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Brian Hunt
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John P.
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Chris Finch
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Amanda Gallagher
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Hiking

Great trails for families and dogs. Trails were all well marked and clear. Foliage was at peak and the views were lovely. Very peaceful.

Isobel Walker
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Hiking

Took a detour off the suggested path (Mount Tom Road) towards the Billings Trail which took us to the North Peak (still had directions since this is also the end of the Faulkner Trail loop). This then connected us to the Precipice Trail on the way down. The latter half of the hike was definitely more rugged and challenging than the first half, which was more of a gravel road. Seemingly less traveled, the woods were very peaceful, although we didn’t pass any real lookout.

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Katelyn Tas
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Hiking

well marked trails saw a bear on our way up! the precipice trail was beautiful!

Kimberly A.
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Walking

Many gorgeous trails, well maintained and very well marked. We did the Pogue loop, around 8 miles total after we continued on up through the grassy fields, which you can see a path. Great view of Woodstock at the star. Very peaceful , looking forward to going again in the fall to see the colors.

NATALIE LOWELL
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Hiking

mountain road > upper > precipice > pogue > mountain road back really lovely moderate trail

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Nathan Grunst
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Hiking

3.5total. Didn't start recording at begining

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Geoffrey Mather
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Hiking

My wife and I did this trail yesterday (June 14, 2019) and found it a little more than “moderate” and “kid friendly”. Just want people to know that the Precipice Trail section is very different than the carriage road section. It has guide fences in the tough spots while it is crossing the bare cliff in some places but there is no real danger, just some “excitement” and “challenge”. Now here are factors to weigh: we are both fit and active but 72 years old, it was damp having rained the morning, and we went Down the Precipice trail rather than up. So this may not be typical of your experience. But with our hiking poles we made it without incident. And I want to give high praise to the app itself. It located us on the trail accurately for the whole time (we paused for lunch the Pogue). A similar app just discovered by me called Anchor Pointer did ok for the starting point, but could not mark The Pogue correctly.

Michelle Sadlowski
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Hiking

This was a nice easy to moderate hike with some great views and other sites along the way. Definitely go up the Precipice Trail to the top of Mount Tom. It could be somewhat tricky to descend if you are with kids or don’t have hiking or trail shoes on. The moss is amazing! The views on Mount Tom are nice so sit and enjoy it if you can. Some mud on the Precipice section but the rest of the trail was perfect. Pogue was pretty to walk around and keep your eyes out for the logs with carved sayings placed throughout the trail. The second half of the trail was nice and wide with a continuous descent. If you go into the visitor center there is a desk with someone that has good info on the trails and maps. Plus nice bathrooms! Overall an enjoyable hike.

William Corson
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Hiking

Having just moved to Woodstock a year ago I've had the privileged of walking ALL the Mt. Tom trails... all wonderful. Great visit for even small children. Many ways to approach the South Summit where the view of Woodstock below is just incredible. Can almost see my house in the Village if it wasn't blocked by trees from that view point. Great nordic skiing in the winter but you need a trail pass as it is wonderfully maintained.

carrie D
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Hiking

Did a hiking loop here with micro spikes on April 5. Still packed snow with some icy parts, so be sure your footwear is appropriate. Beautiful views of Woodstock from Mount Tom, although in icy conditions, taking the switchbacks up or down the Precipice Trail is unadvisable.

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Sean McLaren
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Nice walk in the fall

Marcos Adissi Micha
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Really nice!!

tracy lockwood
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Hiking

more easy than moderate trail. All dirt roads that are smooth. Beginning of trail near Billings Farm is a bit steeper but a nice hike without a lot of people and plenty of side loops to make your hike longer

Lauren Henderson
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Hiking

Nice hike with our dog on 9/1/18. Probably best to take the precipice trail up (it mug stepper and more rugged) and the mountain trail road down. Great views from the top. This trail is less traveled than the Faulkner trail, making it more enjoyable. Plus, Pogue pond was really an added treat.

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