Owls Head

Owl’s Head is one of the more popular short hikes in the region due to its ease of access, outstanding views and family recreation opportunity. This peak is also an excellent full moon hike and a clear starry night snowshoe in winter. Owl’s Head should not be mistaken for Owl Head Lookout in Elizabethtown.

Primary Trailhead: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Continue for around 12-miles, to Owl’s Head Lane on the right. Drive up this road to a fork, park here, the trail is at the fork.

This is a 0.6 mile hike, one way, over sometimes steep terrain. From the trailhead you will start hiking immediately on an uphill grade. The trail will soon sweep to the right to the first open view. As you continue to climb the views keep arising. A short low gradient area comes about half way up before the final steep scramble over open rock to the summit.

Elevation: 2120’
Family with Young Kids: Primary Trail – 3/4 hour to summit
Experienced Hiker: Primary Trail – 1/2 hour to summit
Out of Shape Hiker: Primary Trail – 3/4 hour to summit