Ox Head Trail
|Distance||1.1 km one way|
|Estimated Time||1 hr 15 mins return|
|Elevation Change||5 meters|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
For directions to the park go to the park page.
Enter the main entrance of the park and stay left on Long Pond Road. At the end of the Long Pond Road you will come to a junction just before the beach. Turn left at this junction and travel along Long Pond. At 1.2 km you will come to a parking lot at the end of the road. The trail starts beside the parking lot next to the outhouses.
The Ox Head Trail travels through a small patch of trees before emerging onto the grassy dune between the beach and the outlet stream of Great Pond. Be sure to look for waterfowl in the wetlands around the stream. At about 600 meters the trail crosses the stream as it pours out across the beach. On my last visit I could easily cross the shallow stream on the rocks without getting my feet wet (see the video below at the 11:28 mark).
After the stream the trail goes through another small patch of trees and once again travels through the grass on top of the dune. Eventually the trail comes to a small turning spot at the end of an access road. From here you can look back and see the campground in the distance.
Trail Last Hiked: June 24, 2017.
Page Last Updated: September 5, 2021.