Elevation

4,025 ft / 1,227 m

#79 in New Hampshire

#35,136 in United States

Prominence

825 ft / 251 m

#54 in New Hampshire

#2,693 in United States

Summits

142 summits

#60 in New Hampshire

#139 in United States

Top climbing months

August   17%

June   15%

October   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.
29 summits • 18.8 mi • 2,826 ft gain • 7 hr 49 min
17 summits • 16.3 mi • 2,978 ft gain • 10 hr 55 min

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