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

Trails

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

Directions

To Parking at Crawford Notch Station:

Weather Forecast

Bartlett, NH

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 15 to 20 mph. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight
A chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday
Snow showers likely before 8am, then snow showers likely and a chance of freezing rain between 8am and 9am, then snow showers and freezing rain likely between 9am and 4pm, then rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Thursday Night
Snow before 9pm, then snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Friday
Scattered snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Northwest wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday Night
A chance of snow after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday
A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 19. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Pictures

Mount Tom Summit

Trail Junction Mount Tom

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

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