Saddleback Mountain Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This circuit hike passes an Appalachian Trail maintenance hut, threads through a forest that is growing back after decades of farming, and concludes by passing through tangles of large trees toppled by Tropical Storm Fran in September 1996.
For those interested in an easy hike that includes the Appalachian Trail in over three-fourths of the trail’s length—and for those interested in witnessing the aftermath of vio-
lent storms—this trail is for you. In itself, Saddleback Mountain is rather insignificant, for it offers no real views in the spring, summer, or fall. As a result, it’s appropriate that the trail simply circles the mountain and returns you to your starting point."