Elevation

4,025 ft / 1,227 m

Prominence

825 ft / 251 m

Summits

115 summits

Top climbing months

August   19%

June   17%

September  14%

Highlights

  • Owl's Head lies in the Pemigewasset Wilderness between the Franconia Branch of the Pemigewasset River (to its east) and Lincoln Brook (to its west and south).
  • Best known as one of the 48 White Mountain "4000 Footers" and stands out as the only one of the 48 without an officially maintained path to the summit.
  • An unofficial, unmaintained herd path up a slide comes within 0.2 miles of the viewless summit.
  • It receives (as does Mount Isolation) a disproportionately frequent role as the last 4000-footer to be climbed in the NH 4000 Footers Peak Challenge.
  • In the fall of 2005, it was (re-)discovered that the traditional summit of Owl's Head (reached by the unmaintained beaten path) is actually a lower peak, and the true summit is approximately 0.2 mi north along the ridgeline.

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