Mount Tom, Avalon, and Field Loop

MODERATE 56 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2798 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

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.

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3 days ago

Hiked up from the rail road station parking lot in Nov. 2016. Was a fun one, crossing the stream at the bottom then up to Avalon peak then back down. Would have tried the az trail but wasnt sure where it lead to at the time and had a late day start and came back to the car before it got real dark out. Had great time hanging out with the very friendly canadian jay birds at the summit and the panorama was great view of the snow capped presidentials to the northeast. Great breeze and sound was amazing, really was a perfect day of hiking.

4 days ago

Beautiful setting. Hiked up to Mount Field first. It was a pleasant hike with well constructed trails. Views were limited. We hike over to Mount Avalon where we had clear views of mount Washington, Monroe, Franklin and Eisenhower. It was steep and rocky coming off Avalon when we were tired. But all in all a great day in early fall in New England.

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8 days ago

This hike offers limited views from the summits of Mt. Tom and Mt. Field, but does have a good view from Mt. Avalon. The trail was moderately easy to navigate, with 2 easy crossings over the stream. Coming down the Avalon Trail from Mt. Field was rocky, steep and a little difficult .

20 days ago

Approached trail from Highland Center. Easy/Moderate up Tom. nice water falls on the first part, along with a few stream crossings. Good to go from Tom to Field, but from Field to Avalon was very steep, wet and rocky. The views from Avalon are worth it, but I had second thoughts until the ibuprofen kicked it. Descending Avalon after Tom and Field was tough. Pretty good scramble back to Avalon trail with a lot of irregular sharp rocks, wet roots, and some lose gravel.

21 days ago

Great way to peak bag two in one hike. Moderate rating for descending Avalon trial is on the hard side. It was wet when we did it and I was surprised by all the rocks and steep spots on the Avalon trial. Relatively easy hike up to Tom and Field. Avalon has best view.

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30 days ago

my son and I climbed Avalon and Mt Field and steath camped on the south side. awesome temp was in the low 60"s and dropped to about high to mid 40's challenging climb seemed tougher going down. but beautiful as always in the whites

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1 month ago

Was a good first hike in the White Mountains.

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2 months ago

Mt Avalon has a great view not so much Mt Field as the only view is the Mt Washington hotel.

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2 months ago

Good hike, but like other reviewers have said, the only view is on Avalon. you can see mount Washington hotel from Mount field through the trees.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Average hike in my view. Kinda disappointed that only Mt. Avalon had view.