Lion's Head Peak Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salisbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.5 miElevation gain613 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowers
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Meghan Singleton
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Great trail! It’s short with a great view at the top.

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Melissa Goyette
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Robin G
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Ever increasing slope upward along with sun, wind, snow and ice made for a most pretty hike. Tooky new crampons out for a test hike and they made the whole trail so much fun. I've done it without but with it's easy stepping to the peak and back down. Possible to do with out but not nearly a carefree.

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Carol Dores
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snow and ice covered.... would have been fine with yak tracks. poles definitely helped.

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Valeri Makovik
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Great trail, not technical.

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John A
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BackpackingGreat!

we started at bunker Hill and went up through the scramble to lions head. started towards bear but a short while in decided to turn back. not sure why the app didn't record the ascent

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Kylie Gent
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Nice hike

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Erin D
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It was a tough hike up the mountain, but a short hike. So overall, it was really good and we enjoyed it. Only complaint was that the leaves were slippery. Thankfully we have hiking poles with us.

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Myriam Albis
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Beautiful hike. Moderate to go up.

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. DiBart III
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Paul Wrisley
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The view from top is worth the uphill hike.

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Anne Arent
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Nice little jaunt for a midweek hike. It would be a good family hike for sure, and it has a nice view at the end.

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Annmarie Goenne
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GPS had us looping around and took 1 hr coming from Maricosta Preserve. But once there a parking lot was almost full- with about 10 cars. As we walked to the trail, the wooden box steps lead the way, to a section which is private road, but there are signs to help keep you on trail. It began level and had a steady incline (already did 2 mi incline trail right before this one), so my legs felt the burn. I did take my time, as it was rocky and needed to pay attention for footing. a couple men slid down as we passed them, one almost fell. The trail wasnt so wide, but we made it work as we passed folks coming down, to social distance. We did the view to the left, which was of a mountain, so we went right.. and bam. we were taken back by the gorgeous view that was 180°. You can see Salisbury ski slope. the sun was setting, so we got to see some color variation in the clouds and sky, which pics dont do justice. We began our descend down at sunset, 640, and 3/4 of the way got dark. I heard rustling in the distance and used my flashlight to see my 1st BEAR!! yes, the big ol fuzzy bear, not a cold beer, which I surely could have used. haha. He seemed preoccupied, so we high tailed it faster toward heading to the parking lot. I think we kept best time at that point! lol. I got to the kiosk to be mesmerized by the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter shining so perfectly over the open field. (photo op!) perfect ending to a busy afternoon of work outs with views. Happy to say I have been here.

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Michael Kazda
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Meredith Walsh
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Meg Thomas
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Erin Hopkins
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Great beginner backpacking trail. The very start is a leg workout, then the incline becomes more gradual. The brassi brook stream was the only water source not dried up at the end of August. Beautiful views from Lions Head, Rigga Shelter, and Bear Mountain. Multiple campsites with privy and bear box, no fires allowed.

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Pablo Piccato
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Great

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Jeff Levinger
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Parts of the trail were a little overgrown and there were a few trees down from the storm. Nice shaded hike with great views at the top. We only ran into 5 other hikers today. I wouldn’t call this a “hard” hike, I’d say moderate at most. Great hike for any skill level! Bring bug spray.

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Susan Wheeler
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Lindsay S
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Fun little hike. Beautiful view.

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Daniel Fitzmaurice
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I think that the deer ticks were a challenge. But the view is great on top of the mountain. If you go on the white trail, be up for hard work!

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Clareena Macchia
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A short and sweet hike if you are looking for a great workout with an okay view. The view area was very small. It was crowded so we did not get to sit and enjoy. If you walk about 50 yards past the first ledge there is another view but not as nice. There were mosquitoes so bug spray needed. I will rate this trail as moderate.

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Richard Crum
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This trail leads to the best view around. You can see twin lakes, Lakeville, and as far as cannnan. Moderate hill that leads up to it.

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Carla R.
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This was a nice, well marked trail. Starts flat, then uphill until you get to the top of Lion’s Head. There is a small rock scramble at the top but it’s not too bad. The views are spectacular up there for a relatively short hike up. There was another nice view a little further down on the trail. We took the trail (AT) past some campsites until we reached a brook with a small log bridge (about 3 miles) then turned around and headed back. We did a total of 6 miles. I would hike it again.

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Vegard Johnsen
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Awesome walk. If you go a few hundred yards beyond where it suggests there is a good turnaround spot by a creek. Watch out for the buga though. Did it with a 6 and 8 year old

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Christina Hupfer
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Absolutely loved this trail. Quick mile up to the summit. It starts out flat and then goes uphill. The view was spectacular! I also saw lots of kids hiking up on my way down, so I wouldn’t consider the trail too hard. Will definitely be back.

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