Mount Pemigewasset Trail (Indian Head)

MODERATE 205 reviews

Mount Pemigewasset Trail (Indian Head) is a 3.3 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1220 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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10 days ago

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12 days ago

poorly marked trail going up, half way through I wasn't sure I was going the right way. going back down was somewhat better marked.

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30 days ago

This trail was a little difficult for me, but I'm not in that great of shape. It was uphill the entire time (I'm gonna call it nature's Stairmaster) with very very few flat areas. The end view was totally worth it, and I would absolutely do this trail again. The descent, though, made me a little nervous with all the leaves on the ground making it a little slippery.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Completed this with my two labs who are better hikers than I am. Very dog friendly, did keep on leashes, as it is near the highway in the beginning. Amazing view at the summit!

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1 month ago

With my 5 and 9 year old.

The 1st quarter mile follows a small stream and crosses under both the north and south bound lanes of 93. After the stream and the sounds from the highway mostly disappear there is a steady incline for the next mile. The last quarter mile is noticeably steeper but still is manageable for younger and less experienced hikers.

My youngest handled going up fine but needed a small amount on help on the way down during the steeper section. It took us about two hours to the summit with three small breaks for the smaller legs. Going down was about and hour and a half with only one small break. The trail is well marked.

The views at the top are great but only to the south. The summit has a large drop off but there is plenty of room away from the edge even for a large group.

hiking
1 month ago

A must do for anyone looking for views. This hike gets less attention than the major Franconia Notch attractions. When I went there was hundreds of people in line for Flume Gorge, meanwhile there were only a handful of people on Mount Pemigewasset. The Indian Head cliff is about 100 feet high and you feel like your above everything, the actual summit just around the corner has a good view of Mount Flume and Liberty.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Park at the flume lot the trail head is in the back lot by bus parking. It sais 1.5 miles on the sign(this confused us and others on the trail) but that is to get to the Indian head trail which is another 1.8 miles so that’s the 3.3 miles each way. Or you can follow the blue trail to the top of Mt Pemi which was just over two miles. It was worth the climb it was beautiful and smelled like Christmas in parts near the top. I would do this hike again or maybe try the Indian head trail but I wasn’t in shape for another 1.8 miles on this day. :) overall we loved it and got dinner at Woodstock station after.

hiking
1 month ago

We parked at the Flume lot and used the Pemigewasset trail going up. It was a very busy day! The foliage is beautiful! There were so many people coming down as we were going up the trail. The view was definitely worth it. Coming down, we used the Indian Head Trail and enjoyed the gift shop at the Indian Head Resort! It was worth it and we got to see the shape of the Indian Head! We had to walk about a mile to get back to the lot. We had a great time!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views well worth it

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1 month ago

Loved the hike, beautiful view!!