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Owls Head Trail

Road from New Discovery to Osmore Pond, Groton State Forest, Groton, VT
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Easy hike with a great payoff

I would say that it took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes roundtrip. It's gradually builds and the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Obeezy36
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Alexandria, Virginia
Short hike for a great view!

It takes about 10 minutes to get to the top to see a great view of the lake and mountains. Boulder... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
lpdutil
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Appomattox, Virginia
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Road from New Discovery to Osmore Pond, Groton State Forest, Groton, VT
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I would say that it took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes roundtrip. It's gradually builds and the end is a little tough with some steep climbs, but it was absolutely worth it. If you have bad knees, take a walking stick or something...More

Thank Obeezy36
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

It takes about 10 minutes to get to the top to see a great view of the lake and mountains. Boulder beach is just down the road too where you can relax and enjoy the water during the summer!

Thank lpdutil
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Owls head is a must stop if you find yourself in the Groton State Forest area. With a manageable, beginners level hike or an easy to climb back way to the top, you won't be disappointed by the view that awaits you at the top....More

Thank Dan E
Reviewed 9 November 2016

There is no better way to appreciate the beauties of Fall in Vermont than to take the short, steeply ascending hike to the Owls Head lookout in Groton State Forest. For a short person like yours truly, I found it energizing to have to step...More

2  Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Passing through for leaf peeping, and this was a great spot for it! So easy to park and walk up a short ways to a lookout. Highly recommend if you're passing by anyway.

Thank hdempsey
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Owl's Head is a must-do if visiting Groton State Forest. The hike is about 10-15 minutes to the top, and worth every step! The view overlooking the mountains and ponds is spectacular. Though short, the trail is a bit steep, but easy to stop if...More

Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

This was a short hike that was a bit of a work out. I'm not much of a hiker but it was worth every minute! A must do!

Thank Mechelle J
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Easy drive up to parking area and then short hike to the top. Stone shelter is interesting, though serves no real purpose anymore. Nice views for certain, and a solid quick hike option. You need a visitors pass or to be staying in one of...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Short but steep 15 minute walk from parking lot, wonderful view from the top. Mountains, lakes. Remembering other visits to this vista in years gone by.

Thank 330lynt
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