Looking for a new place to take Fido? Grab your backpack, water, and snacks then head over to Owl’s Head Trail. Situated, in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains, this short trail is ideal for those with little time or families with two legged children in tow.
Once your doggo is all leashed up, begin your journey to
the summit. Delve deep into the thick forest and start making the climb. This
goldilocks trail is not too steep, not too flat, but just right. Your pup
should be able to handle it with ease. Plan on doing a little bit of bouldering.
Nothing too serious, just some large rocks that keep things interesting. See if you can spot the wild blueberry
bushes. If you come at the right time, this natural treat will make your hike
Before you know it, you and your four legged hiking
companion will reach the summit. From here, gaze out at the tree covered mountains.
Pitchoff, Giant, and Hurricane Mountains will all be in view. Sit back and
relax on the massive boulder at the top. Pull out your delicious trail treats
and water and have a pupperific picnic with your pooch. Just don’t forget to bring
some biscuits for your pal!
To find the trailhead, head southwest on State Highway 73
then turn left onto Head Road. A little ways down this windy road you will find
a small parking lot with a trail marker. Since the trail runs through private
property, it’s critical that all visitors are respectful and follow the
regulations so people and pets can continue to enjoy this pawsome hike. To this
end, carry some clean up bags and always pick up after your pooch. In addition,
adhere to the posted hours. Do note that the road is blocked and not accessible during the weekends.
Your furry friend will agree, a hike on the Owl’s
Head Trail is time well spent!