Owl Head Lookout

Owl Head Lookout offers great views after an ascent that is steep only for the last few yards.

From the parking area you will begin following a dirt driveway for a short distance before dropping into the woods. From here you will have the pleasure of hiking though a very attractive mixed forest. The climb is easy for the first mile to a crossing of Slide Brook after which it is steady but never steep to a junction at 2.4 miles. Go left on a short, steep, 0.2 mile spur trail that you will need to use to access the summit. The summit has wide open views in almost all directions.

Trailhead: From the intersection of Route 73 and Route 9N, south of Keene, follow Route 9N toward Elizabethtown. Continue for 5.75 miles to the trailhead for the Giant Mountain Wilderness on the right. Park in the parking lot and begin by following the dirt road.

Distance: 2.6 miles to the summit.

Elevation: 2,530 feet

Ascent: 1,257 feet

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