Hike Owls Head

New York Owls Head Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

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.

Pack List

  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Water
  • Camera
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1.2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

476 Feet




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8 months ago

Great Little Mountain

I've hiked owls head so many times I've lost count. It is such a short and easy hike with a rewarding view for its height. It's so easy to hike this mountain when you have a free hour or two, because it's so close to Keene. It was my first mountain, and is a great mountain for little kids learning to hike. There is also a cliff near the summit used for climbing, and Though I have never climbed it I am planning on it!

8 months ago

Added by Rebecca Nichols

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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