4,120 ft / 1,255 m


2,446 ft / 745 m


59 summits

Top climbing months

July   22%

August   16%

September  14%

Most climbed route

appalachian Trail


  • Saddleback Mountain is a New England 4000-footer located in Rangeley, Maine.
  • One of the highest mountains in Maine and one of 14 with more than 2,000 ft of prominence.
  • Flanked to the northeast by Saddleback Horn.
  • The Appalachian Trail runs along the ridge of Saddleback, crossing the summit.
  • Saddleback ski resort is located on the north face of the mountain.
"1.5 day trip to work on NE 67. Day one: Old Spec in the morning Saddleback and the Horn in the afternoon Day two: Sugarloaf and Spaulding in the morning. Saw lots of AT Hikers, got real sweaty, roughed it on some really great maine mountain trails and slept in my car falling asleep with the Milky Way above. What a trip!" - shay-shay, Sep 21, 2017
"Saddleback and the Horn is an interesting hike as you are exposed about 99% of the way. You go up a ski slope and the hike a ridge above tree line. Views of the Rangeley lakes area is fantastic. Our weather was a little cold and windy. Dark clouds threatened rain the whole time. Amlittle sun here and there." - Alohabuffy, Aug 8, 2017
"On our way back to Saddleback from The Horn a nasty storm rolled in, and we booked it to get away from it. That was probably the fastest I have ever hiked. Made great time back to the Saddleback summit for the 2nd time that day." - mikewilliamsjr, Jun 20, 2017
"I hiked up from the Saddleback Ski Resort with the plan to meet Kim on the summit. I carried in 12 beers which I shared with a couple AT Thru Hikers that I had met previously (Fireball and Pluto). Kim made it to the summit shortly after I arrived and after a snack I continued on to the Horn with her. " - LGH-Tom, Sep 12, 2016
"What a great day for a hike! One of the nicest 4000'ers I ever climbed in Maine. Today was a perfect day for a climb, the only thing that would have made it better if everyone could have joined us. We hiked up the Gray Ghost trail to the Tri Color trail (both are ski trails) to the AT and then we went on to The Horn. This route according to the map at the visitor center is approx. 2 miles. Every picture and trail description of the traverse to The Horn looks like it's right there and just an easy ridge walk, I'm just going to tell you, you drop down about 700' on the Saddleback end and th" - bwright, Jun 15, 2013



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