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Owl's Head

Out and back to the top of one of New Hampshire's 4000 footers

Hiking Difficult

25 km
970 m
970 m
6-7 hrs
Low Point
348 m
High Point
1.2 km
Owl's Head Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between May and November. From a low point of 348 m to the maximum altitude of 1.2 km, the route covers 25 km, 970 vertical metres of ascent and 970 vertical metres of descent.


A long hike to the top of Owl's head, one of NH's 4000 footers. The trail is located in Lincoln, NH.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between May and November


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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