Owl's Head Mountain Trail

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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.

6.3 miles 1620 feet 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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22 days ago

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

2 months ago

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

6 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.

6 months ago

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7 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.

7 months ago

8 months ago

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9 months ago

The first section of the hike was very easy - flat to gently rolling hills, but once you make your way up the mountain it gets steep fast. the last mile has a few sections that are rocky and steep.

10 months ago

Pretty easy out and back hike

11 months ago

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1 year ago

This was a nice trail that I did. The weather was chilly and there snow and ice out. The trail starts off with a climb, then it levels out until you get close to the summit.There was ice out and I had to use my microspikes to reach the summit. The views from the tower were nice. The only issue that I have is the elevation gain listed in AllTrails is incorrect, as the actual elevation gain was 1,519 ft. I would do this trail again when the weather is nice out.

1 year ago

first let me start by saying that the elevation gain is not anywhere near the 737 feet. the true elevation gain is 1,519 ft. right at the start you are doing a pretty good incline. it levels off with some ups and downs... the last 3/4 of a mile was pretty challenging and I wish I had microspikes, as it was very steep and there were quite a few spots of thick ice.

1 year ago

Very well kept trail with spectacular views. Last part of the trail can be a little challenging but overall a very nice hike. If climbing in the end of winter/early spring microspikes are a must. Quite a bit of ice.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

first two miles are easy enough. you can hike 4 miles from the camp site if you wish. The last mile is very very steep and a bit of a rough climb. The views are worth it and the tower is a great view.