Saddleback and The Horn Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Saddleback and The Horn Trail is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Rangeley, ME. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and downhill skiing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.3 miles 2783 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

skiing

Following the well-maintained AT over the 1 mile ridge that separates these two 4,000 footers will be exciting. This mountain, dominated by a ski resort on it's northwest flanks, has a 1 mile exposed ridge between the two summits, Saddleback at 4,116' and "The Horn" at 4,023'. If you are a skier I would suggest doing this climb as a very late spring climb when the sun has melted the snow off the ridge but the ski trails are still covered from grooming over the winter. That way you can dump your skis at the top of Saddleback and have a really fast descent.

hiking
1 month ago

This is quite a hike from Main Lodge to the Summit. Decent terrain but quite a steady up hill incline up the ski trails as you can imagine, approx. a mile and a half near as I can find info on. Once at the top the views are incredible. It's then 1.7 over to the horn and 1.7 back. This section is much more difficult terrain with ledge and rock climbing. More like true hiking especially for that elevation. Took aN hour over to the horn and an hour back and we are decent hikers. The whole day took us 5 hours, stopping for lots of photos, laughing and catching our breath.

hiking
2 months ago

One if the best 360° views I have seen. A steep but fast climb up from the ski lodge is highly recommended.