Lion's Head Trail is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Salisbury, Connecticut that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
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.
Did this trail on the way of a weekend hike of the CT section of the AT- 52 miles. This wasn't fun but the views are fantastic.
Nice trail to for aggressive running. Plenty of travelers en route as it links with the Appalachian. Dense forest canopy in my summer hike. Steady upward incline until the end. 180 degree view to the East of the ridge.
Took rt 41 to Lion's Head to Bear this weekend and the views were incredible! Highly recommend!
Awesome hike, a little bit steep going up, especially the last .1 mile, but great views from the top!
Hard but fun!
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.
I've always enjoyed hiking up Lion's Head. It's a fairly short hike with a great view at the top.