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CapeCodFans
Granby, CT41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Can walk to base from center of Woodstock. Faulkner Trail is full of switchbacks so it makes for an easy hike up. Last 100 or 200 feet are much more rocky and inclined, so need to make use of the metal roping installed there, but I am not a big hiker and did it with no problem. Worth the view when you get past that. We went at a somewhat leisurely pace, took two hours round trip.
Written August 29, 2020
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evelyn_abravanel
Washington DC, DC35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
This hike is not for everyone. It is uphill, but, at the same time, it's quite gentle. So, if you're someone who is looking for a challenge or something relatively strenuous, this hike may not be your thing. On the other hand, if you're someone who is looking for a relatively easy stroll with a spouse or kids, this may be the right hike for you. Also, regardless of which category one fits into, the view from the top of Mt. Tom is quite special - - it's truly panoramic ( a complete 360 degrees).
Written May 26, 2016
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devilinthedetails
Scottsdale, AZ117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
A fairly easy hike but not for someone with limitations. Easy grade, a few narrow sections but good strong wire to hold on to. That section is very short. I am wary of heights and felt secure with the support structure that was added.
Written September 2, 2014
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debbie_msp
West Hollywood, CA112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
It was a lovely hike in the woods, but we couldn't find a map anywhere, our GPSs on our phones didn't show anything, and it was never obvious where we were going. We eventually drove to Faulkner park and hiked up from there, when we hiked down the other side, we ran into the paths from our morning hike. It is not an "easy" hike, it's steep, but beautiful at this time of year.
Written October 2, 2018
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thomas b
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Our first time going to Woodstock and decided to take our dog with us. We took the carriage paths to the top. Was an easy hike and the views were beautiful. The lake at the top was a surprise and the pastures along the were lovely.
Written May 3, 2017
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Ted F
Boston, MA64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are staying in Woodstock, this is a great, quick hike to do. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and wanted a quick hike before dinner, and this trail provides some good elevation for views while being right outside of town. Some quick tips:

There is Trail Work until August 8, 2014, while they make some repairs. The normal trail has a lot of switchbacks that are quite moderate (and sinuous), but of you keep on the "detour" trail even after the detour stops, you can essentially hike straight up, which gets the blood pumping a bit more. This can be done almost to the top, and it makes the ascent much faster.

From the green in Woodstock, take the Middle Covered Bridge across the river and follow Mountain Ave, as it turns towards Faulkner Park. Then follow the signs for the Faulkner Trail.

Great opportunity for sunset photos at the end of the day, and with the quick hike down, very doable.
Written July 26, 2014
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ddupont1
MA57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We had stayed at the Woodstock Inn and could walk over to the trails for Mount Tom. There wasn't great signage showing where it was and we followed what we had read online for accessing some of the trails. We did the Faulkner Trail, which was not strenuous (coming from someone who is out of shape) and the trail mainly went in a zig-zag pattern. Getting to the actual top was a little sketchy - lots of rocks and slippery leaves, but there were cables that you could hold onto. The views at the top were great. We heard there were moose sightings at the top, but we didn't seem him. We did see a porcupine climbing a tree, a scarlet tanager, and heard an owl hooting.
Written June 23, 2014
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KirbyQ
Monticello, IN195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We did two hikes here, one to the Pogue and the other to the summit of Mt Tom via Faulkner Park trails. The hike to the pogue was very easy and was easily traversed by our three little dogs. It’s a bit of an uphill walk but not hard if you’re in relatively good shape.

Later in the week we hiked to the summit after parking at Faulkner Park. We went up the Faulkner trail first and while there were lots of switchbacks it was a pretty easy walk for the majority of the trail. The last little bit to the summit was more of a scramble but you still get good views at the last bench before the rockier portion if you don’t want the challenge. The views at the top were amazing and we enjoyed sitting and looking out over Woodstock. We came down the Precipice Trail to the Upper/Lower Link trail. The Precipice was a little tougher but there were hand rails to help. It took us about 2.5 hours total including when we rested the dogs at the top.
Written June 2, 2018
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ElainePl
Tyngsboro, MA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
There are quite a few trails. They are nicely maintained and marked. Most are easy, some are moderately difficult. Good place to walk with the dogs, they are supposed to be leashed.
Written July 9, 2016
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Anita B
New York City, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Travel up Mount Tom on the route that intersects with the Pogue. Its a beautiful, moderate hike, takes about two hours round trip. We do this every time we visit Woodstock. Magical!!
Written July 29, 2015
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