If you’re looking for a roaring good time, it’s just over the border of Massachusetts’s Berkshires region into northwestern Connecticut. Lions Head Hike [84 Bunker Hill Road Salisbury, CT] is a perfect little hike full of excitement and ever changing scenery. It is a two mile roundtrip hike, up 541 feet of elevation. You will work up a bit of a sweat, but if you are in decent shape you can handle this! Spy the parking lot and head out onto the trail.
Pass a gorgeous meadow and the fun begins.
A quick jaunt through the woods and you’ll pop back out to see the path you’ll be taking, yes, that’s the lion’s head in front.
Looks a bit more like a cub to me! There were so many beautiful wildflowers and interesting flora on my September visit.
Soon enough you will hit a junction with private property, be respectful and you should easily spot the sign pointing you in the direction of the trail.
You’ll start to notice blue markers and begin picking up elevation.
At the first junction keep heading up hill, then you’ll start noticing white markers. You are now on the Appalachian Trail.
At the final junction, you have a choice. Take the white for a short steep scramble or the blue for a slower amble. Either way you’ll find a scraggly pine with a marker attached to it, you’ve made it to the top of the lion’s head!
Go on and check out the view.
Absolutely beautiful, and just a mile to get to this viewpoint. How many miles would your loudest roar project? Head back the way you came, the meadow looked just as beautiful on the return.
A lovely little hike to add some nature, cardio, and adventure to your day.