DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,716 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

hiking
7 hours ago

I followed advice here and went clockwise. Avalon first, then Field, then Tom. Glad I did, there was a very steep bit on the way to Avalon that I wouldn't have wanted for my descent at the end of the day. Field and Tom were numbers 5 and 6 of my 4000-footers, so I'm not a total newbie hiker, but I am slow and this loop took me 8 hours including plenty of breaks and lunch. Best views of the day were on Avalon. Field had a nice little peekaboo view of the Mt. Washington resort. Tom had really no view at all and a slightly confusing summit. Brook crossings along the way were lovely. TONS of mushrooms everywhere.