• M. J. Wild

Owl’s Head

Updated: Jan 24, 2020

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

View from Owl's Head

We hiked this trail at the very beginning of hunting season. It was still pretty warm out for November and not a lot of snow on the ground. We took precautionary measures and we all wore blaze orange hats. This was a really nice, easy hike. Great for beginners, kids, and dogs. It isn't until the very end that it gets a little steep. The road in to the trail head was gated off for the season, but was only about a .25 mile walk to the start. The snow covered the trees and felt like a winter wonderland walking through the woods. The air was fresh and pure and was just refreshing. Along the way we found a few areas where turkeys had come through and sifted through the snow to the ground below in search of something good to eat. The trail was a little muddy in some sections, but nothing that wasn't easy to navigate around.

Upon reaching the top there was a beautiful stone gazebo marking the viewpoint. It was a amazing view overlooking Groton Pond, Kettle Pond and the Green Mountains of Vermont. I recommend this trail to any novice hiker and anyone looking for a great view of Vermont's Green Mountains.

Owl's Head Trail:

Elevation Gain: 574 ft.

Location: Groton, VT

Distance: 4.7 miles out and back

Rating: Easy

Time Frame: 1-3 hours

Elevation: 1,746 ft.

"You need special shoes for hiking - and a bit of a special soul as well." - Terri Guillemets
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