Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 31, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues, plenty of parking available at the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low water on the crossings, no issues, some rock hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well maintained, moderate erosion in spots. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dog friendly route. 
Bugs: Only at the summit, otherwise minimal. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice rainy day hike, 60 degrees . The Avalon Trail starts out wide and an easy hike. Trail worn and wet, muddy in spots, a bit of running water here and there. Trail gets steeper a mile or so in after a couple of east water crossings. Becomes rocky, with a number of rock staircases going up. There are also a number of areas where folks are going off trail to avoid the rocky areas, leading to more erosion. After the Avalon/ A-Z split, the A-Z trail is a bit narrower, and gets steeper about a half mile further ahead after the trail circles to the right over a small stream, off the slope of Mt. Field to attain the east side of Mt. Tom, where the steepest section then continues for about a quarter mile. Rocky with a few switchbacks. Mt Tom spur trail goes to the right at the top of the weeded ridge, for 0.6 mile through a boreal section to the wooded peak. Limited to negligible views.  
Name: Lion Tamer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-03 
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