Hiking • Scenic
Distance: 6.16 miles round trip from DEC parking lot from Preditor Road and back to the parking lot.
Time: Average 4.75 hours round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,515’ feet from parking lot to the summit of Indian Head Mountain.
Best Time to Hike: Morning.
Difficulty: Very Difficult and Dangerous
Attractions: Beautiful views from the east side of Indian Head Mountain, challenging! Bragging rites that you did part of the Devil's Path.
Unattractions: Difficult climb up a 30-50' shear wall by hanging onto roots and difficult climb up cork-screw chimney.
Dangers: Falling off mountain.
Common Animals: Black bears, coyotes, birds, and snakes.
Access Methods: Foot only
The actual summit of the mountain is a short distance beyond the viewpoint. There are no signs to designate this high point, but you’ll know when you’ve reached it, as just beyond, the trail begins a very steep descent. In just half a mile, the trail drops about 500 vertical feet.