Elevation

4,515 ft / 1,376 m

Prominence

380 ft / 115 m

Summits

97 summits

Top climbing months

August   23%

July   17%

September  14%

Most climbed route

Orebed Trail, Great Range Trail

Highlights

  • Saddleback Mountain is an ADK 46er in the High Peaks Wilderness Area of Adirondack State Park.
  • Part of the Great Range of the Adirondack Mountains.
  • The 0.2 mile long summit ridge has peaks at each end with a pronounced dip between, giving it the profile of a saddle.
  • Flanked to the southwest by Basin Mountain and to the east by Gothics.
"Fin de semaine camping et rando en solo. Je peux finalement décoller en vitesse vendredi vers 18h30. Je me dépêche et j'oublie de quoi mais je n'arrive pas à savoir quoi... Traverse les frontière, attrape l'orage au USA et voilà que la mémoire me revient.. J'AI OUBLIÉ MES BOTTES DE RANDO!!!! Il est vraiment trop tard pour faire demi-tour. Je vais faire ma fds en running. Mud season ou pas?!?! En fait ce n'était pas si pire que ça. Là où il y a de la bouette et de l'eau, il y a aussi des roches sur lesquels je peux sauter! J'entame mon premier sommet des 6 prévus à l'horaire. En revenant sur me" - fsoucy76, Jun 2, 2018
"Another epic day! Feeling great! Haystack, Basin, and Saddleback for #39, #40, and #41. 4:28 AM start, 3:06 PM sign out from register, roughly 19 miles. Saddleback cliffs were not as bad as advertised. Only Cliff/Redfield, Allen, Marshall, and finish on Colden to go. 👍🏻⛰" - scottturner, Sep 10, 2017
"Had to be one of the greatest days to hike, cool and breezy, clear skies. The hike up Saddleback and Basin was awesome. We started from the Garden parking area made our way to Johns Brook Lodge followed the Ore Bed Brook trail, climbed the stairs on the slide of Saddleback made it to the summit, down the south side and up to Basin. Went down the south side of Basin to the gorge between Basin and Haystack. Then we went back via the trail to Slant Rock lean to and the trail to Johns Brook Lodge. Toughest part was hiking down Saddleback, a bit tricky and steep, I would rather hike up that way!" - hbotc, Aug 26, 2017
"Figured I was right there at JBL, so why not go get Saddleback before heading home? Despite being sore from Basin/Haystack the day before, the trip up the Ore Bed trail wasn't bad. Managed to get up & down in about 3.5 hours from JBL." - cbp5800, Jul 3, 2017
"Cold day in the ADK (-15F windchill on the valley floor, colder as elevation increased). A little tricky on the slide. Stay to the left and look for the trail marker back into the woods. Ended up climbing the slide to the top and then had to bushwack to find the trail again. Trivia fact: there are 14 log bridges between the Garden lot and the John's Brook Interior Outpost." - walterczekaj, Mar 11, 2017

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