Hiking Mount Tom – Crawford Notch, NH


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Mount Tom is a 4,051 foot mountain in the Willey Range in Bethlehem, NH. It is most often hiked in combination with Mount Field, and also frequently summited with Mount Willey.

Height: 4,051 feet (1,234.7 Meters)

Distance: 5.8 Miles Round Trip (9.33 Km)

Elevation Gain: 2,250 feet (685.8 meters)

Duration: 3-5 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Trail Map

Mount Tom Trail Map


Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail to Mt. Tom Spur Trail

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

Zealand Trail: This route is 11.2 miles round trip and features 2,250 feet of elevation gain. The trailhead is off of Zealand Road.

Hikers can also choose to hike up Mount Willey, and across the Willey range to Mount Tom. There are multiple trailheads up Willey that can be used.

Mount Tom Views


To Parking at Crawford Notch Station:

Weather Forecast

Bartlett, NH

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. East wind around 5 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.


Mount Tom Summit

Trail Junction Mount Tom

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

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