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

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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.

 

 

The tall mountain is Spruce Mountain

Kettle Pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Check out some other hikes in the area: Stowe Pinnacle, the fire tower at Mount Elmore, Mount Hunger. More south is Killington Mountain and Equinox Mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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