Mount Tom, Avalon, and Field Loop is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bretton Woods, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a nice loop trail with good views towards the southern presidentials. You'll have really good views from Avalon to Webster Cliffs. Mt. Tom and Field are wooded but Tom has a few views through the trees.
Did this hike today, 10/20/16....hiked up to Avalon then to Field then Tom. Great hike....plenty if snow and some icy spots. Didn't get to enjoy the views from Avalon due to weather conditions but awesome hike anyway!
Did lower part to A Z trail not bad in the rain
Superb view of white mountains and mount washington
A little tougher than I expected but super fun! We had the summit to ourselves which was really nice!
Good hike! Lots of steep sections and plenty of snow/ice.
Nice hike in the white
Completed this hike in mid-July 2014. The Avalon trail is moderately steep for most of the way up and the terrain is really rocky and slippery if wet. The last 0.5 miles to the summit are the most steep, however, with sections where I had to heave myself up boulders and scramble higher and higher until the summit ledges were reached. The view from the top of Avalon is magnificent, with a view into the U-shaped valley of Crawford Notch to the right, and a view to Mounts Adams, Washington and Jefferson to the left. Saco Lake is directly below. Take care while coming down; trekking poles come in handy. The side path to Pearl and Beecher Cascades is well worth the short trip on the way back to the parking area.