Mount Tom

Woodstock, VT
Difficulty: Difficult
Special Features: Natural, Vista
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 1:30
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide


A gradual ascent to the summit of Mt. Tom


Take Route 4 into Woodstock. From the northwest side of the Woodstock Green, cross the covered bridge and follow Mountain Avenue around to the park on the right. Take any of the paved paths to the trail going up Mount Tom. Follow the switch-back trail (the Faulkner Trail) up the front face of Mount Tom. Don't go all the way around, remember to switch back and avoid the cut throughs, they cause erosion!

Clues and Map

You can find the clues and map to this quest in Best of Valley Quest.


Created by Steve Pruyne and Jamie MacDonald in 1997

Update to this Quest

There is lots of great new signage on this trail — so follow the Faulkner Trail to the top and then begin your Quest! October 2012

Update August 2016: Disregard the last two paragraphs. After finding Woodstock Inn..follow directions below.

Turn your body to the right and walk to center point between the two ghosts.
Now turn right again, facing the very large rock.
Search behind and under until you find the treasure you want the most!!!