Owl’s head Mountain and Fire Tower VT
Total Mileage:0.4 Miles Directions 44.298061,-72.294939
Total rise: 130′ Facebook
Hike Time: 10 Min My Pintrest
Significance: Fire tower, Views THE FIRE TOWER PAGE
Here is some of what you need to know: I was told that during the winter months the gate at the bottom of the road is closed which adds a mile or so to your trip. Also, I made a loop out of this but you do not miss anything if you just follow the sign and go up and back.
1. Scroll the mouse over the altitude line to see where it lines up on the map
2. Click on the flags for more information
3. Click on the pictures to make them large
It took only a few minutes hike up a rocky path to reach this lookout. The unusual stone structure was built in 1935 as a fire watchtower; no doubt they had less trees in the way back then but view to the west is still pretty incredible. The picture below shows Kettle mountain to the right of Kettle pond and Hardwood mountain to the left. The other picture shows Spruce Mountain which is an incredible hike and has one of my favorite fire towers of all time sitting on top of it.
Its proximity to the road meant that the location was a little more populated that others in the area, but it is still worth seeing.