While I had not expected how truly long and difficult this trail is, I still felt as though it was highly satisfying to reach the peak. The scenery during the hike up was also beautiful. Definitely a more difficult trek but comes with rewarding sights and is worth the time and effort the hike takes.
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.