Owl’s Head Overlook in Groton, Vermont is a true gem! The overlook is easily accessible and offers breathtaking views of Kettle Pond, Spruce Mountain, and all the beautiful mountains in the distance.
The Owl’s Head Scenic View Road (off VT-232) is open to automobiles during the season. This road makes accessing the viewpoint easy considering the overlook can be accessed via a 0.4-mile loop trail from the high parking lot. The majority of elevation is gained during the drive. The gate on the access road is normally closed in the winter. This necessitates that visitors complete the 3.2-mile out-and-back trail which starts along VT-232. This trail is rated as easy.
Owl’s Head is one of Vermont’s most famous vistas, and it is frequently busy. Dogs are allowed on Owl’s Head Mountain and at the overlook, but they must be kept on leash.
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- Type: Summit
- Elevation: 1952 ft
- Prominence: 354 ft
- Parent mountain: Owl’s Head Mountain
- Easiest trail: Owl’s Head Mountain Trail (not open in winter use this TRAIL)
- Trail distance: 0.4 miles (out and back)
- Trail difficulty: Easy
- Trail popularity: Medium
- Elevation gain: 130 ft
- Estimated hike time: Less than an hour
- Address: Owl’s Head Scenic View
- Town: Groton
- State: Vermont
- GPS: Lat 44.29638 Lng -72.29488
- Parking notes: There is a small, narrow dirt road called “Owls Head Scenic View” which has a small dirt parking lot at the end of it. From there, you will find the 0.4-mile trail to the overlook.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE
Magical sunset from the top of Owl’s Head in Groton State Forest. ✨
Brittany Lyon –
Owlshead Mountain Vermont