The hike to Lion's Head is quick and steep. The Lion's Head overlook itself is a small-ish rock overlook that offers a great view of the surrounding valley. Park at the hiker's parking lot on Bunker Hill Rd in Salisbury and take the access trail from the corner of the lot. I wouldn't suggest walking up to the end of the road, as other sites suggest, since the landowner has posted a sign asking hikers to please use the trail from the lot. If you're feeling adventurous and have a couple more hours to spare, continue along the AT from Lion's Head to the Bear Mtn. summit and bag that peak while you're at it. Took me about four and a half hours round-trip.
Hiked to Bear Mountain summit via Lions Head trail and out via Undermountain trail...beautiful winter day (3-5 inches of snowfall) but the sun goes down quick. The snow didn't allow for many viewpoint photo's but nothing beats the silence in snow laden woods.