Last weekend, after a long day of mountain biking (more on that later), then golf, we decided to visit one of the most popular short hikes in the region: Owl’s Head. It is one of the well liked short hikes in the region due to its ease of access, outstanding views and family recreation opportunity.
This is a 0.6 mile hike, one way, over sometimes steep terrain. From the trailhead, we started hiking immediately on an uphill grade. The trail soon sweeps to the right to the first open view. But, as we continued our climb, the views kept arising, with Cascade close by. There is a short low gradient area about half way up before the final steep scramble over open rock to the summit, where mountain climbers were exercising.