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Indian Head Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (3)

Take this steep, short trail to experience great views of Franconia Notch.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

2,538' 774 m

High

1,085' 331 m

Low

1,468' 448 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

From the start, the trail traverses moderately through an open field before passing beneath the parkway. Shortly thereafter, enjoy a small cascade with rock walls before the trail begins to increase in grade. In another mile, the trail becomes much steeper and rockier, so you'll want to watch your footing when snow and ice are present.

After much exertion, the trail reaches the junction with Mount Pemigewasset Trail, which you'll need to follow to reach the summit of Mount Pemigewasset/Indian Head. The trail comes to an open view and skirts around the ledges to the summit. This area can be dangerous when ice is present, so it's a good idea to bring traction aids if you're attempting this trail in the winter.

If you take Mount Pemigewasset Trail on the way back down from the junction, it will bring you out to the trails at the Flume.

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Shared By:

David Smith

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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Summit of Indian Head
Aug 3, 2018 near Lincoln, NH

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Aug 16, 2020
Chi Wang
Out and back 3.4mi — 2h 13m
Aug 10, 2020
Lance Booth
Don't remember times
Jun 27, 2020
Jen Beams
Not 1.7 miles! I had two trackers and both said 2.7 miles to the summit. Took us over 4 hours to hike to the top and back down. 2.7mi
Aug 17, 2019
Mike Gillis
Indian head Trail ascent/Mt. Pemigewasset Trail descent.
Jun 23, 2019
Stefan Ha
Jun 6, 2019
Jo Beltre
3.4mi — 2h 00m