Indian Head Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, bird watching, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,525 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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bird watching

running

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river

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waterfall

wild flowers

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muddy

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hiking
10 days ago

Perfect day for a perfect hike. First ones into the trailhead parking lot but not first to the top. Not crowded at 10am but definitely more folks on the way down. A real treat awaits once one emerges onto one of the most wonderful granite ledges known to man, and native man too! Enjoy!

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muddy
rocky
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike and great views! Actual length ended up being closer to 4.5 miles (not 3.5)

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muddy
over grown
rocky
18 days ago

NICE TRAIL BUT VERY WET. ROCKS & ROOTS, DO TO EROSION. GREAT FAUNA ALONG THE SIDE.TROUT LILIES & TRILIUMS. FAIRLY USED TRAIL A COUPLE OF DOZEN PEOPLE UP & DOWN. WITH A VERY IMPRESSIVE LEDGE AND GREAT VIEW AT THE TOP.

hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Has an urban feel for the first 15 minutes with chain link fence and highway underpass. Soon picks up a stream and becomes a very scenic walk in the woods. Approach to the summit is still very icy so pack your micros for the next week or two Views from the top all include Rt 93. Always a spoiler for me.

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Gorgeous morning, shed all layers except t-shirt. Uses micro spikes only on the way down to navigate a small amount of icy rocks toward the top. Views were outstanding. Just a great hike for a small break in the day to get away from news feeds!

snowshoeing
icy
snow
3 months ago

Parked at the Flume visitor center and took the Mount Pemigewasset trail to the top and this trail down for a great loop. It was snowing the day I went and I had enough snow coverage to snowshoe both trails - and I was the only person on them that day so it was simply amazing. View at top was very foggy and the only place difficult to see markers (seriously almost whiteout conditions). Markers on Indian Head trail heading downward from the top were a bit less visible than I’d hoped for, but still found my way pretty easily. Fun trail!

snowshoeing
icy
snow
4 months ago

Beautiful day, great conditions. The trail was mostly hard packed snow some icy spots and stream crossings. We used snow shoes for more stability but ran into a young fit gentleman who topped the peak in hiking boots. So just be aware of how resilant your joints are to slips and twists which are inevitable. The top was clear, cold and sunny great view. Assended in fleece top while at the top I donned winter coat, it was windy and cold.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Broke trail with the showshoes the entire way up. Visibility wasn't the best but still a great hike.

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snow
5 months ago

A couple inches of packed snow on the the trail, used snowshoes almost the whole way up but they were not needed with the amount of snow. Great moderate trail with a nice lookout at the end

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flooded
muddy
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over grown
rocky
7 months ago

Fun hike for the terrain. Lots of waterfall crossings. Was great until after about half way when the trail marker doesn’t seem to align the path. I kept going and could not identify the trail with all the leaves so I went back, could be dangerous if you get lost. 143 SE on my compass was the way back which saved me from getting lost.

hiking
7 months ago

Really great view for moderate effort. The trail up was frequently up a muddy stream bed so wearing good shoes was important. Great to see so many people out late oct.

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muddy
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

Fun trail. Muddy but fun. Dogs loved it.

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