Mount Pemigewasset Trail (Indian Head) is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire 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 May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,253 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

Good moderate hike. Nothing fancy, just a good, steady climb. Great views from the top. Was a little slick in spots, with some ice. The top had lots of ice, so wear appropriate footwear in late fall and on.

16 days ago

A review that I should have posted 3 yrs ago. A 1st hike in the Whites for myself and son in law. We weren't in the best of shape, and without poles. At the top although soaked with sweat( Climbed in summer) we were rewarded with amazing views.

hiking
24 days ago

Solid moderate hike. Enough to get a little sweat and the heart rate going. Definitely worth it for the view. First time seeing needle ice (identified after googling)

Beautiful hike. Moderate hike, not too difficult. View at top was worth it.

hiking
28 days ago

My boyfriend now finance asked me to marry him at the top of Indian Head. It was nothing short of surprise and filled with a beautiful view! Amazing hike, easy for frequent hikers, definitely moderate for the random hikers such as ourselves. Totally worth the trip especially when the Flume gorge is filled with people!

hiking
1 month ago

This is definitely more of a moderate trail and not an easy beginner hike. It is about 1.8 miles each way but the view at the top is very worth it. It is a pretty steady incline up hill for extended periods. Worth it to wear hiking boots and a hiking pole.

1 month ago

Did this back in June as a "warm up" hike and loved it! Finding the trail head was a tad confusing but the trail was a breeze and the summit had amazing views. Will do again and recommend to those who with families and beginner hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Unbeatable views. Well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views for a short, rainy day hike! Waited for the clouds to change and saw great colors.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! The reward at the summit is completely worth it! Moderately hard.

1 month ago

Loved the views at the top. Recovering from knee surgery but this was doable with hiking poles and a brace and lots of rest stops. I should have worn hiking boots instead of sneakers!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views. Went to see the sunset and was not disappointed. Would definitely do this hike again!

2 months ago

Nice views from the top of surrounding mountains, about 1 h 15 min up on a warm day.

2 months ago

Decent summit views for an easy to moderate effort. Nothing challenging on this trail. It makes for good exercise with little to no traffic.

hiking
2 months ago

Little over 5 miles round trip. You park at the flume and head up. Going under the bridges for the highway and rt 3. Trail is mostly moderate and some spots a tad but higher than moderate but absolutely not difficult at all. Views from the top are gorgeous as you sit on the large rock mountain side.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent trail. Moderate to hard I think is a more accurate description of the terrain. We also recorded 4 miles from start to finish. Maybe the trail has been extended over time? Either way, a fantastic trail with a big reward at the summit. The views are fantastic but what also makes the top amazing are the huge boulders you reach. I hiked with my teenage daughters, her friends, husband and two dogs. My old dogs found the hike a little too strenuous. . Enjoy!

2 months ago

Great hike!

2 months ago

Fabulous family hike! Perfect distance, soft ground the whole way, and a breathtaking payoff! Can’t recommend enough!

2 months ago

Excellent trail if you are in a time crunch or just want a short hike that ends with great views.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike, did it with 9 people and a dog!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, does get steep about halfway up but you’re under tree cover the entire way up to the peak so it stays pretty cool even on a hot day. Brought my dog and she had no problems navigating the trail. The first half of the trail follows along the Pemigewasset River and the gentle sound of rushing water is always nearby. Wide cliff at the summit provides fantastic views of the town of Lincoln and the White Mountains.

3 months ago

Fun trail that doesn’t take too long. Gets steep on the way up and takes about an hour. Getting down takes about 35-45 mins. Great views on top of the Whites. Awesome hike overall.

3 months ago

Great hike. All woods and no views with lots of stepping stones to the summit. Fabulous views at the top so certainly worth the trip. Took me an hour up and 50 mins down. Will return in the Fall.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, quick hike with lots of views. The only drawback is that it's super popular, so I recommend going early (or on a weekday) to beat the crowds.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike highly recommend

4 months ago

a good workout, was very busy but the view was beautiful!

4 months ago

Moderate hike.Great for families or beginner hiker's.The views are amazing.

4 months ago

There was a steady incline but the vista views were worth it. There are a few bridges to help to cross a small river. Trail was still wet from rains earlier in the week.

4 months ago

Great trail first half very easy second half a little steeper but there were plenty of kids on the trail. Took us 2 hours and 40 minutes with frequent breaks and a 20 minute lunch break at the top. Awesome views from the cliff at the summit.

4 months ago

The end point is worth the effort! Not a very long trail, but can be strenuous. This was my first hike in New Hampshire so I didn't know what to expect. I'm a moderate hiker and I did have to stop to catch my breath a few times towards the top. it took me just about an hour to reach the top and maybe 45 minutes to get back down. Next time I'll pack a lunch and just sit at the top for a while. Beautiful.

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