Mount Tom Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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Mount Tom Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Preston Marble Dale, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

11 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

1 month ago

Great hike with terrain ranging from flatter and even to hilly and rocky. The tower at the top has a pretty view of the surround hills, towns and fall foliage!

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6 months ago

Easy short distance trail but great views in the fall season with the foliage.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

hiking
Monday, April 04, 2016

There are a lot of rocky areas to the tower, but the view at the top makes it all worth it. Definitely need the right footwear or you will twist or sprain and ankle.

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

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Monday, November 09, 2015

walking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

hiking
Sunday, July 13, 2014

This is a nice short trail with an approximate elevation gain of 395 feet and the reward of a great view at the top off of an old stone tower. The trail is very rocky in some parts, so you should wear appropriate shoes to protect your ankles. The blazes (yellow blobs of paint) are somewhat spread out, but the trail is relatively easy to follow. Some parts of the trail are covered by debris (e.g. a fallen tree). People have created mini-trails that circumvent those areas. Because there are other trails that do not appear to be marked, pay close attention to the yellow blobs of paint -- particularly when you are nearing the end where an arrow of paint points you downward, yet the trail looks like it continues. Overall, an enjoyable hike.

hiking
Monday, September 03, 2012

Nice simple hike...and the tower reopened on sept 7th 2012.