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Hiking Mount Tom – Crawford Notch, NH


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Article Tags: Day Hikes | Hiking | NE 67 | New Hampshire | The 48

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

Clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -12. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. South wind around 10 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night
A chance of snow after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday Night
Snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.


Mount Tom Summit

Trail Junction Mount Tom

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, 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. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued his frequent adventures in the mountains, always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about

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