Hiking Mount Field – Crawford Notch, NH

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Mount Field is a 4,340 foot mountain in the Willey Range in Bethlehem, NH. It is most often hiked in combination with Mount Tom and Mount Avalon, and also frequently summited with Mount Willey. It is the tallest mountain in the Willey Range and features a wooded summit that has views towards Mount Washington.

Height: 4,340 feet (1,322.8 Meters)

Distance: 5.8 Miles Round Trip (9.33 Km)

Elevation Gain: 2,550 feet (777.4 meters)

Duration: 3-5 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Trail Map

Mount Field Trail Map

Trails

Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail – 5.8 Miles Round Trip – 2,550 feet elevation gain

This trailhead is located in Crawford Notch at the train station directly across from Saco Lake. The trail begins with gradual elevation gain, crosses a couple rivers, and gets slightly more difficult once passing the junction of the Mount Avalon Trail.

Hiking Mount Tom and Field

Many people want to hike both Mount Tom and Field in a loop. Mount Avalon is also included in this loop, and is worth the 100 yard detour.

Total Mileage: 7.8 miles

Alternate Routes

Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail – 8.2 Miles – 3,500 feet elevation gain

This trail would summit Mount Willey as well, but would skip out on Mount Avalon.

Directions

To Parking at Crawford Notch Station:

Weather Forecast

Bartlett, NH

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind around 30 mph.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Friday Night
A slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy. Low around 23, with temperatures rising to around 29 overnight. South wind 15 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday
A chance of snow showers before 7am, then a slight chance of freezing rain and rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Southwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Saturday Night
Rain likely before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers between 8pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.

Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

Pictures

Mount Field Views Mount Avalon Mount Field Summit

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about

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