Four Summits Loop (Tom, Field, Willey, Avalon)
ElevationAscent: 3,325' 1,013 m
Descent: -3,325' -1,013 m
High: 4,311' 1,314 m
Low: 1,916' 584 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 59% (31°)
Current trail conditions
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“A vigorous hike for four summits.”— coverbird
Continue on Avalon to its end at Willey Range Trail. Take a left onto Willey Range Trail to summit Mount Field then continue on to Mount Willey. After enjoying the summit of Mount Willey, you'll need to turn around and back track. Once at the junction with Avalon stay left to continue on Willey Range Trail all the way to A-Z. Take the A-Z east briefly to the fork, then take a left on to Mt Tom Spur, and get your next summit. Backtrack to A-Z and take this down to the junction with Avalon. Stay left to head east on Avalon and take this back to the AMC Lodge.
Some guidebooks suggest to do this in reverse, but if done that way remember on the way down from Avalon there are very steep sections that can slow down your hike dramatically and be very dicey in the winter time.
Land Manager: USFS - White Mountain National Forest Office