Owl's Head Mountain Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews
#31 of 178 trails in

Owl's Head Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Long Lake, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

views

scramble

snow

First 2 miles are pretty easy. There's a few downed trees to hop over. The last mile is kinda steep and a lot of rocks to scramble up. If you have a dog you'll prob be lifting it up in a few places. The view from the fire tower is beautiful.

6 days ago

Everybody’s review is quite helpful. Just want to add that from photographing point of view that views will be partially blocked by the pine tree around fire tower. Also for the same reason, i would personally prefer go to Goodnow Mt. In the area.

7 days ago

I found this to be a challenging hike for me, as I'm a beginner. But the views at the top made everything worth it. The entire experience took us 4.5 hours with about 45 minutes or so spent at the summit. I loved it

12 days ago

Really nice hike starts with a pleasant walk they the woods
Not terribly difficult a few rocks to maneuver but all in all a pleasant day trip
Took 2 hours to go up and 1.5 to come down

hiking
19 days ago

The first mile is a pretty mellow hike... then there's 1.5 miles of incline to the old observer's cabin. From here it's all up! Requires a couple spots you need to do a bit of rock climbing, but it's worth it. Beautiful views on top.

hiking
20 days ago

First 2 miles is very flat with a few grades near the beginning of the trail but nothing too bad. Around 2.1 miles you hit the mountain and it does get steep in places but push through it! There's a small reprieve at the site of the old caretaker's cabin before the final stretch. Fire tower is worn but worth it and the views from the summit are well worth the effort

hiking
21 days ago

This trail is moderate in the beginning 2 miles. A few hilly and rocky areas. Then the last mile is quite steep and very rocky. We brought our Westie and Cairn Terriers along and had to lift them up some of the shear rock areas because they are short legged. The views were beautiful even before climbing the tower. The tower was recently repaired so it’s safe. Highly recommended if you want a good hike about 6 miles round trip.

26 days ago

This was a great hike abut of a challenge in some areas but, the view was so worth it

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike with a rewarding view at the top. Great 350 view from Fire tower. Brought a picnic lunch and sat and enjoyed the view. Definitely not easy as some high rocky areas to climb. Trail was wet from yesterday's rain which didn't help.

hiking
1 month ago

Real good hike, pretty challenging in parts. The view from the top was awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike view was perfect. Steep towards the top

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very wet climb but the Views were Awesome. You didn't need to go up the Tower to view it. That's a plus. No bugs so we lucked out. Comparable views to my favorite Crane Mtn.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago