The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail

MODERATE 88 reviews

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.

4.2 miles
643 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing


horseback riding

nature trips


trail running


bird watching




wild flowers



15 days ago

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.

5 months ago

Nice walk in the fall

5 months ago

Really nice!!

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

Great loop, did not see another soul on a cloudy but peaceful day. The overlooks off the beaten path are worth a detour off the carriage trails. The pond and spring pastures are beautiful. Great 4-5 mile hike.

9 months ago

super beautiful. if you take the left side first it's a bit tricky with navigation of the trails, but completely worth it. the pond is incredible, a wonderful 4+ mile trail run. be sure to check out the raptor refuge nature center VIN, on your way in, or after your hike, it's filled with Hawks Owls and Eagles.

10 months 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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Nice easy trail..

11 months ago

Great low key hike. Kid friendly!

Monday, October 16, 2017

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.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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.

If you take the Precipice Trail it is narrow, steep and rocky at points. Maybe 1/2 mile of this.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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.

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 pretty views. lots of variety between woodlands, meadows, mountain overlooks, and tranquil lake-side vistas. Very well maintained.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

absolutely stunning view! A must see.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

I love the Pogue trail! It is a nice easy day hike with some beautiful views.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Beautiful . Recommend ascent via the precipice trail and then descent via the carriage road.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Easy hike, great trails if you're just looking to get in a nice long walk

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Easy hike with diverse terrain. Various trail options and great views of Woodstock.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Relatively easy hike. Great views of Woodstock and surrounding areas.

trail running
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Great manicured carriage roads to wonderful view of a mountain lake and the valley of Woodstock below

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Awesome trail system. Great views

Sunday, August 07, 2011

We go up from the park in town, and it is a great trail for kids!

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