Owl's Head Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Owl's Head Trail is a 17.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

17.3 miles
3182 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




nature trips




over grown


An long day hike to Owl's Head Peak. With the exception of following a beautiful river, this hike is long and tiring. Steep accent - loose rocks - wooded "summit" - very few views.

3 days ago

We had a nice hike that we ended up bushwhacking from Black Pond. The hike/walk in was pretty flat and you pretty much gained elevation going under the slide. Overall I’m glad this hike is over.

20 days ago

1 month ago

Oh owl's head. The first eight miles are a breeze but the water crossings are plentiful and require a lot of attention to be paid. The 1.5 mile ascent from the base of the mountain is extremely steep, loose, and dangerous. The trail is unmaintained so after the rock scrambling, the trail is overgrown and seems more like a bushwhack at times.

11 months ago

Long way in to the base of the mountain from Lincoln Woods but it's a relatively easy hike since it follows old logging railroad beds & roads. Once you get to Owl's Head Path (Slide), it's a steep and somewhat dangerous hike to the top which takes about an hour. Not one my favorite 4,000 footers since it takes a lot of effort with no payoff views at the top. Many river crossings which are easy during low water periods but may become much harder during high water periods.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Steep accent - loose rocks - wooded "summit" - very few views. Glad to cross it off the list.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Sunday, April 07, 2013

the Hike was pretty boring but if you go in the summer time you can actually slide over the waterfall and into the water. It was definitely worth it although just barely...