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Mount Tom Tower Trail is a 1.3 mile loop trail located near New Preston, Connecticut and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 337 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

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nadine guerrera
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Nature trips

This is a great place for a hike and a swim. There is enough room to keep plenty of distance as well.

Melissa C.
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HikingBugsRocky

This trail is buggy and has some rough terrain, so make sure to bring your bug spray and hiking boots (or at least trail sneakers). It was definitely a workout and had me huffing and puffing during most of the hike. You'll need to be familiar with following trail markings to follow the path. I'd say this is more on the difficult side of moderate due to several steep parts and areas of rough terrain.

Emma Percoski
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Kelly D
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HikingBugsRocky

Difficult trail. Myself and my 12 and 10 year old hiked. I wish I knew how difficult this was prior to going. It would be okay for healthy people. My son has asthma. We made it, but had to take several breaks. Very steep, rocky and slippery. Dress appropriately. Hornets and flies at the top of the tower. It was enjoyable, I probably wouldn’t do this hike again with my son. I am wondering if we chose the harder trail? You come to a fork. One way the path continues and the other way you have to climb up a rocky area. We started out following the trail, but then turned back because the way with the rocks had the yellow trail markers. If we go again, we will choose to continue on the footpath.

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Myriam Albis
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Hiking

Great trail for kids. Short with great views. Dog friendly.

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Deanna Steeves Dewey
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Hiking

Good hike. Tower is cool. Parking was easy. Pond so close is great. Did trail up and back. Did not do loop due to comments from earlier this week.

Rob And Jamie S
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Bird WatchingRocky

Fun hike great views.

Anya Stephenson
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Nicole Smith
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HikingClosedRockyScramble

Great workout & nice view! Tower is closed for repairs

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Ron Hosler
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Alexandria Paulette
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Cathy Carmichael
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Hiking

I hiked in a short way and had to turn around due to a thick coating of ice on a steep incline.

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Michaela M
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Roger Barthelet
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Hiking

We hiked the easy well marked yellow trail up to the Tower and enjoyed the various views there.. Following the rest of this loop back was impossible. There were no trail blazes that I could find. There was some logging going on near the top that obscured and blocked any semblance of trail that might have been there. We gave up trying to complete the loop and returned the way we got there. This trail is a little rocky in places but still fairly easy.

Allicia Breton
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The trail that goes back down is not there. If you do it as an out and back it is a very nice little hike.

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Bob Kasperski
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HikingBugs

Short hike, not that challenging, buggy throughout the entire hike. Good trail if you’re looking for a quick height. The tower is cool, but the view from the tower does not have the wow factor.

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James Catalfamo
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Hiking

we started our tour here when the park open at 8. the trail was nice & easy & quick. the view isn't going to wow you but the tower was our focus. mount tom state park is one of Connecticut's oldest state parks. one of 15 created between 1913 and 1918. the stone tower being at the summit of mount tom replaced the wooden tower that stood until 1888. the 34 feet tall & 15 feet in diameter stone tower was completed in 1921.

Rose Pavlick
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Hiking

The hike was beautiful, it was drizzling when we hiked and we could not see the view at the tower since it was foggy! The Bantam lake is so beautiful an added bonus!

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Tj Passarelli
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