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Owl's Head Trail

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One of the iconic firetower summits of the Adirondacks, Owl's Head Mountain is easily accessible from Long Lake.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

77%

Runnable

2,784' 849 m

High

1,818' 554 m

Low

1,019' 311 m

Up

88' 27 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

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Need to Know

Be mindful of black fly season in late Spring and early Summer. Bug protection is highly recommended during this time.

Description

The summit of Owl's Head sits at 2,812 feet in elevation, and offers great views of the surrounding mountains and lakes from the top of the tower. Well-marked and easy to follow, the route begins with a gradual climb. Soon, the trail levels off until you come to the Lake Eaton trail junction at 1.2 miles.

Turning left at the junction, continue to climb gradually until you are about one mile from the summit. At this point, the trail will become steeper and rocky as you make your way to the false summit. After passing over the false summit the trail drops slightly into a col where you'll see the remains of the old observer's cabin. From here you'll make your final steep push toward the summit.

At the top, the firetower is open to climb. On a clear day, you should easily be able to make out Blue Mountain in the distance.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY DEC - Region 5 Office

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Sophie Kotok

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May 25, 2020
Sophie Kotok
Flies are prevalent in early summer. Bring deterrents! 6mi — 1h 55m