Tony Goodwin

Driving/Parking for Indian Head. You absolutely need to add better directions from a source other than Google maps. You must also be clear where one parks and give the restrictions for hiking on this private land.

The driving directions linked to this description need a bit of an update. The road called "Ausable Club Road" is now posted as just "Ausable Rd." Coming from Lake Placid, it is the second and southerly of the two junction of Rt. 73 and Ausable Rd. Coming from the south, it is at the bottom of a long hill on the left. The other landmark is that it is directly across the highway from the Roaring Brook access to Giant Mt. On a buy weekend you will likely have to park on the highway. From the parking area, one walks for 1/2-mile up the road and past a golf course. Just before reaching the large clubhouse, turn left and down between two tennis courts. The entrance station and trail register is 200 yards down this road. This is where the 3.3 mile walk on the Lake Road starts. By now it should be clear that this is private property and that only club members can drive this road or ride the seasonal bus. Likewise, there are no public water or rest room facilities after leaving the parking area.

Driving directions update

The driving directions associated with this hike are mostly good, except one does not go in the main entrance to Northwood School, but one continues past that entrance to Mirror Lake Dr. and goes right for a few yards to another entrance. The parking is just up that driveway on the left.

Driving Directions update

The driving directions associated with this hike need a bit of an update for the coming from the north. The parking is as the second and southerly junction of Ausable Rd. (not "Auable Club Rd.) and Rt. 73. it is across the highway from th Roaring Brook access to Giant Mt. On a busy weekend you will likely have to park on the highway.

Driving directions update

The driving directions associated with this hike are good, except that the parking is at the more southerly of the two junctions of what is now posted as "Ausable Rd." and not "Ausable Club Rd." It is across the highway from the Roaring Brook access to Giant Mt.

Updated driving directions

The driving directions associated with this hike need a bit of an update for the coming from the north. The parking is as the second and southerly junction of Ausable Rd. (not "St. Huberts Rd.) and Rt. 73. it is across the highway from th Roaring Brook access to Giant Mt. On a busy weekend you will likely have to park on the highway.

Driving directions update

The driving directions associated with this hike need a bit of an update for the coming from the north. The parking is as the second and southerly junction of Ausable Rd. (not "St. Huberts Rd.) and Rt. 73. it is across the highway from th Roaring Brook access to Giant Mt. On a busy weekend you will likely have to park on the highway.

over 3 years 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).