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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Miles of scenic carriage roads and trails crisscross the gentle forested slopes of Mount Tom, one of the oldest professionally managed woodlands in America.
Trail Activity
Length
10.2 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Woodstock (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder, Road, Unpaved
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Use of the trails is free and open to the public for walking, hiking, and horseback riding. In the winter, trails are groomed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing by the Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center. Trail passes are required for winter use, call the Nordic Center at 802.457.6674.

Walk under the cool canopy of centuries-old hemlocks, beech and open-growth sugar maples to visit the Pogue, a 14-acre pond perched near the mountain summit. Don't miss Mount Tom's South Peak, where you can enjoy a bird's-eye view of Woodstock.

The National Park trails are part of a network of over 30 miles of trails that connects the National Park, town parks, and the village of Woodstock. Suggested routes are below.

  • Mountain Road to the Pogue to South Peak Trail
  • Billings Park (Town of Woodstock) Faulkner Trail 
  • Maple Trail to The Pogue
  • Mountain Road to Nordic Shelter
  • North Ridge Loop

Other Information

Information about the park, ranger-led tours, and trail maps are available at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Visitor Center or Woodstock Visitor Center.

Leashed pets are welcome until winter snows arrive and the carriage roads are used only for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. No bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed.

Trail Manager

Visit Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park online for more information and a printable map or contact:

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park
54 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-3368
christina_marts@nps.gov
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.
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Trailhead Information

From Woodstock go north on Route 12 for 0.6 miles. Turn right on River Road and park in the visitor parking lot (immediately on the right). 

The roads and trails can be accessed from the park entrance on Route 12 or from the parking lot on Prosper Road. They are open from dawn to dusk.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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