Lion's Head

Salisbury, Connecticut 6068

Lion's Head

Lion's Head Professional Review and Guide

"This walk should be planned as an all-day excursion. A challenging walk, it rewards you with incredible views of the Berkshires, quiet woods, massive trees, and outcrops of garnet-studded rock.

Access to the white-blazed AT trail is gained by following the blue-blazed access trail, which ascends gradually, passing through forest with some stupendously large trees. Natural steps of tree roots and stones are underfoot, and white birch, many with multiple trunks, are abundant. Glades of maple accent the quiet woods. Near the top is a rock staircase and junction of trails; continue right on the white-blazed AT to the top of Lion’s Head."

More Lion's Head Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short uphill climb brings you to one of the most magnificent views in Connecticut. If you’re looking for a quick hike to an incredible view and you’re not afraid to take on some challenge, Lion’s Head fits the bill.

Just a small peak along a mountain ridge in the Housatonic Range, Lion’s Head is part of the overthrust of ancient rock that somehow dominates the younger rock below it, a geological sleight of hand caused by eons of erosion. The result provides a welcome reward for hikers who brave the steep trail to the top—the kind of view that makes you stop and say, “Yes, this is why I love hiking.”"

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Oct 2018