Owl's Head Trail

HARD 10 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.

DISTANCE
17.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2847 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

over grown

rocky

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.

hiking
18 days ago

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18 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

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.

hiking
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...