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Mt. Tom
Woodstock, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
One of many carriage roads on Mt. Tom, which were apparently the inspiration for Acadia's
One of many carriage roads on Mt. Tom, which were apparently the inspiration for Acadia's

Route: Mountain Road, Upper Mountain Road, North Peak Trail, bushwhack, Billings Trail, Mt. Tom Road, Precipice Trail

Trails were generally dry and in good shape.

Some very nice, old rock masonry on the trails. The lower carriage roads are nice, smooth walking. There are a bunch of trails and roads, so having a map helps (but still isn't adequate). We took the North Peak Trail the wrong direction in one spot, so opted to bushwhack up when we realized we were heading too far north and soon ran into the Billings Trail, which took us to the vicinity of the wooded summit.

From there, we descended down to the Mt. Tom Road carriage road to the South Peak, from where there were multiple good viewpoints (west, south, east). Probably much stronger views when the leaves are down.

Adajcent to the large star, we descended the Precipice Trail, which was quite impressive. Though not technical in nature, it descends on cliff shelves (cable railing on one side) and would not be recommended for those who don't like heights. Fun trail with generally decent footing thanks to the old rock work.

Overall, quite a nice trail network that could warrant a lot of exploring.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Tom
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Parking Elevation: 690'
Destination: Mt. Tom
Time Elapsed: 00:37
Trailhead Elevation: 700'
Summit Elevation: 1,350'
Vertical Gain: 680'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:26
Hike Vertical Gain: 750'


The hiking trail trailhead at the Billings Farm and Museum
The hiking trail trailhead at the Billings Farm and Museum

Looking toward New Hampshire from the south peak of Mt. Tom - Click to enlarge
Looking toward New Hampshire from the south peak of Mt. Tom

Directions to trailhead: From Woodstock, take Route 12 North. The Billings Farm and Museum parking lots will soon be on the right.

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