Owl's Head Mountain Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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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

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.

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11 days 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.

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1 month ago

Absolutely stunning views.

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4 months ago

Just got to the top of the mountain beautiful view and not to bad of a hike

5 months ago

Great hike with some amazing views. Trail is easy to locate and follow.

10 months ago

This would make a nice family hike. It has some length at 6.2 miles but if it wasn't for the portion after the observer cabin site I would rate it as easy.

There are a number of trees across the trail. It doesn't impede hiking but it needs some work for this seasons snowmobilers. Also the wooden walking planks and bridges need some work. The first few are nice but later there are many that are rotted out.

The view from the tower is awesome. This is a hike worth taking.

10 months ago

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11 months ago

Pretty easy hike. Past the Observer's cabin there were a couple spots that I had to figure out maneuvering around with the little dude on my back but it was all manageable.

11 months ago