Hiking Trails

map of park and town of Woodstock Vermont
Walk Woodstock Map

Woodstock Trails Partnership

The park has over 20 miles of trails available for visitors to explore. The trails crisscross the property through peaceful forests, spectacular overlooks, historic scenery, and right into downtown Woodstock. The trails can be accessed from the National Park entrance on VT-12 (parking at the Billings Farm & Museum), the National Park parking lot on Prosper Road, the Faulkner Park (Faulkner Trust), or King Farm (Vermont Land Trust).

No bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed and dogs need to be kept on a leash. Please pick up after your pet and pack out waste. Trash receptacles are available in the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot. Swimming and fishing in the Pogue is not permitted.

Cell phones showing national park information through the NPS App.

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Download the NPS App to View Offline, Interactive Trail Maps

The NPS App connects visitors to all 420+ national parks from one single app. With the app, visitors can access up-to-date information about NPS sites, download maps and tours to use offline, and search things to do and places to explore during their visit. Users can build personalized lists, as well as save and share information with friends.

Follow Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and toggle "Download for offline use". This will allow you to use interactive park maps with or without cell service.

  • On the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park homepage, click "Self-Guided Tours" for interactive hiking instructions for the hikes outlined below.
  • Choose "Maps" at the bottom of the page to geo-locate yourself on the map anywhere in the park.

The following information applies to spring, summer, and fall. For information about exploring the park in the winter during the snow season, see Winter Trail Usage.

Get Your Map

Download a map of park hiking trails.
Cell service is limited in the park. We recommend that you print or download a copy of the map to your phone prior to starting your hike. Printed maps are available at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center 10:00am-5:00pm, Memorial Day Weekend-October 31.

Plan Your Hike

Trail difficulty ranges from flat, smooth terrain, to steep rocky, terrain, offering a wide range of options for hiking interests and abilities. Below are some suggested walks and hikes:

Hiking Safety

  • Bring plenty of water.
  • Wear comfortable shoes with adequate support.
  • Park at designated trailheads and lock your car.
  • Pack out whatever you pack in.
  • Keep your dog on a leash at all times.
  • Choose a route that is within your ability, stay on the trails, and take the trail map with you.
  • Let someone know your plans and stick to them.
  • Take your cell phone in case of emergency (note that service is often lost in the western sections of the park).
  • Hikers should yield to horses. Slowly and calmly step off to the downhill side of a trail. If you approach from behind, calmly announce your presence and intentions. Horses and other pack stock can frighten easily, so avoid sudden movements or loud noises.
  • Dial 911 in an emergency.
  • Follow park safety regulations.
  • Check the weather before your hike, dress accordingly, and change plans if necessary.

More Local Hikes

Walk Woodstock

Woodstock, VT is a walker's paradise. Woodstock has an extensive network of over 30 miles of trails that connects the National Park to other public lands and the village of Woodstock. The trails can take you from the historic center of Woodstock, across meadows and woodlands, through the National Park and up to scenic vistas overlooking valleys, villages, and rural countryside.

In 2004, a coalition of local, state and federal organizations and agencies came together to enhance the awareness, preservation and ultimately use of the network of trails in Woodstock. One of the outcomes of the partnership is a unified Walk Woodstock map that includes the National Park carriage roads and trails as well trails managed by the Billings Park Commission and Faulkner Trust on Mount Tom and Mount Peg, and the Vermont Land Trust trails at the King Farm.

HikeVT Trail Recommendations

The Green Mountain Club is a network of staff and volunteers that staff and volunteers that care for roughly 500 miles of trail in Vermont, including the Appalachian Trail in Vermont; Kingdom Heritage Lands trails in the Northeast Kingdom; and the Long Trail and its side trails.

Click here for a list of Vermont hiking recommendations from the Green Mountain Club.
Click here for a list of accessible trails around Vermont.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

If you are seeking a more backcountry experience, the Appalachian Trail passes just north of Woodstock, and the Long Trail is not far away. The Green Mountain Club has excellent resources for hiking the Appalachian Trail in Vermont.

Last updated: October 11, 2023

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Woodstock, VT 05091


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