Saddleback Mountain

Rangeley, Maine 4970

Saddleback Mountain

Saddleback Mountain Professional Guide

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"One of Maine’s most striking Appalachian Trail (AT) sections, the march to the summit of Saddleback grows more alluring with each step. At first, fascinating geologic formations give way to wildlife-rich ponds. With the ponds’ reflections etched in your mind, you traverse a mile-long ridge of sparse, stunted trees; soft, windswept sedges; and ever-expanding, breathtaking mountain scenery. Culminating atop the wide-open 4116-foot summit, the journey takes in seemingly boundless views as invigorating as they are beautiful. A hike to Saddleback is physically demanding, but the dividends are far greater."

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Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"Saddleback Mountain is one of the best day hikes in the state. On this hike, you will find a tremendous rock outcrop, two mountain ponds, and an above-treeline climb. Piazza Rock, a large granite slab jutting from the side of a cliff, and the surrounding slab cave system are located on two short side trails. (If your time is limited or you are hiking with others who are not in the best shape, you could decide to do a day hike just to these two destinations. The outing would be an easy round-trip of 3 miles.) Beyond the side trails, the A.T. skirts the banks of Ethel and Eddy Ponds, two lovely mountain ponds at the base of Saddleback, and then ascends the 4,116-foot mountain. The tough climb is well worth the effort because the 360° view from the summit is magical." Read more

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9 hours
USGS: Saddleback Mountain, ME
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Dec 2018