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Mount Tom Preserve is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fryeburg, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length3.3 miElevation gain649 ftRoute typeOut & Back
HikingNature tripsForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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debra olszewski
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Jack Banks
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Hikes in the fall when leaves were falling. Trail markers were a little hard to find and not much of a view from the top. Maybe better when leaves are completely off the trees. Not bad otherwise, has some decent incline and feels like a quiet walk in the woods

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Phil Smith
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The hike was very nice, just strenuous enough for a new hiker (my hiking partner) to know she did something without being so hard as to discourage her. We’d planned on hiking Pleasant Mountain via Ledges yesterday but when we saw how many vehicles were parked in the lot we changed our minds. By the time we got to Mt. Tom Preserve it was around 4pm, but I always have at least 2 headlamps in my pack so up we went! We saw 2 other hikers, they were getting back to their car as we were changing into hiking shoes. The trail really needs to be marked better. I’m sure that when the leaves are on the trees it’s easy to follow, but with everything 4” deep in leaves the trail itself is almost invisible and there were very few times when you could see the next blaze from the one you were at. Gong up it wasn’t bad but we made it maybe 1/4 mile down before needing headlamps and it was easy to lose the trail in places. We bushwhacked, and thanks to the AllTrails map and my pretty good sense of direction we intersected the trail within a few hundred yards both times. So please, go out and paint more blazes so the next one is visible from the one where you are! Still a very fun hike, I’d definitely do it again if I’m in the area. Hopefully on snowshoes this winter.

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Chris Winkley
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Hard to follow at times due to the fallen leaves. White marks on the trees are frequent enough to stay on track. Not much for views at the top, but overall a fun little hike.

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Tami Richards
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marc cobery
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Nice hike with decently marked trails. You might get a little confused at some intersections, but just look for the white blazing on the trees for the path forward. Only saw 2 other hikers the entire time on the trail.

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Robert Fleagle
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Linda Becker
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Buggy. But nice. Make a left before the wooden plank bridge and go up the red hill. Not marked well

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Courtney Bishop
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Frost mountain

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Jen Siegel
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Great trail. Well marked, but where it intersects with the logging road it is easy to miss an important turn. Nice rewarding hike.

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Justin McDowell
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Really nice workout. I would consider it more easy/moderate than easy, but that's just me. I hiked Rumford Whitecap the day before and that is also listed as moderate but it's way more intense in my opinion. A couple of blow over near the summit but you can get around them ready enough.

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John H
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Great hike! If anyone happens to come across a pocket knife with initials KBH 2014 please leave a message on this site. Thanks. John

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Angela Duran
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Great trail, well marked! The mosquitoes are hungry. The view at the top isn't great due to trees being in the way. but still a nice hike. Not many people on the trail either. The pups had fun. I clocked 3.68 miles to the top and back.

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Ceara Pelletier
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This trail is closer to 3 miles out and back than 4. The mosquitoes are just starting to come out. Good run.

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Preston Bowden
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This is a great little hike! There are about 3 moments where it gets steep but it never gets overbearing. The trail was mapped out very well. The only thing I would be cautious about is in the beginning of the hike, maybe the first 5-10 minutes, there’s a little stream. The rocks at this stream are a little shaky so be careful. The view from the top would be better if the tree line was lower, but there’s a large area in the summit to relax. The parking lot has plenty of space. Overall it’s a very fun hike!

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Shannon Chisholm
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The hike was a decent work out. we started around 11 am and we only saw four other groups of hikers on the trail during the whole hike. The trail was clearly marked and steep in some sections. The view at the top was okay. It was obscured by a number of trees. The decent was not too hard on the knees so that was nice.

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Jess Littlefield
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It was great to be outside. And the trail was easy to follow. There is no real view at the top. But the breeze was nice and it was a good place for a snack or lunch.

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Sean Willis
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Great Hike! Pre-Thanksgiving burner, 2019!

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grace monti
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Fun hike up- but not a great view at the top. Lots of trees covering any view there was.

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Piyanan Ellis
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The view on top was not great because a lot of trees but it was a good hike.

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Julie Doughty
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It’s a nice little walk in the woods. The view from the top is probably really nice without leaves on the trees. I would try it in the winter if the trail markers weren’t white. Hikes it in late June, and had to jog most of the way to keep the bugs off. If you have bug spray, the top is probably a nice place to eat lunch.

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Capt. Lyman Stuart
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Good hike with the trail fairly marked and traveled. Only a couple of times I needed to stop and look for the next white blaze. Much steeper near the last quarter. View from the top is limited but should be better without the leaves.

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LAuren Herrington
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Carl Bisson
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Alycia Cresta
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Jeffrey Rapp
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Julie Thibeault Ames
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NICK AVERSANO
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Todd Hammond
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Troy Lamkin
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