Elevation

4,120 ft / 1,255 m

Prominence

2,446 ft / 745 m

Summits

62 summits

Top climbing months

July   21%

August   18%

September  13%

Most climbed route

appalachian Trail

Highlights

  • 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.
"My second day in Maine for the weekend, found me hiking the Saddleback and the Horn. The advantage for this one started on the ride in to find trail head. I was hiking the newer Berry pickers trail and the road off of Reed rd was a treat, washed out culverts and a old bridge I desided to walk over. The Berry pickers trail was so nice though, coming up between the two peaks. Started with nice cascades and falls, and then ledges with views all around! " - blackwolf_03278, Aug 25, 2018
"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

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