Hike Owls Head

Owls Head Trailhead

Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

476 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

At only 1.2 miles round trip you get a lot of views on this short, sweet hike in Keene, NY!

There are a few Owls Heads located within the Adirondack Park. This one is located on Owls Head Lane off Route 73 in Keene, NY.

This is a gentle ascent of 0.6 miles to the 2120 foot summit. Being such a short hike the views start early and get better each step. There are some beautiful areas of open rock.

Views of Pitchoff, Hurricane, and more can be had.

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Go for the Sunset

A quick but rewarding hike. The view is expansive and the rock ledges are great for a summer picnic after work to watch sunset. Note- the trailhead is closed Friday to Sunday does to disrespectful hikers visiting and leaving trash all over. Monday through Thursday however it is an absolute gem.

Tony Goodwin

over 1 year ago

Owls head Trail now totally closed

As was announced at the beginning of the summer, all public access has ended at the end of this year's hiking "season". Efforts are underway to create a new trail that will be similar in length to the old one, but that likely won't be ready by next year (2018).

Classic High Peaks Region Views

This hike is short and not too challenging, but provides you with several awesome viewpoints of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. If you are a photographer, plan to bring a long zoom lens, as you will want to zero in on some small spots in the surrounding mountains.

Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

476 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Rebecca Nichols

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