Appalachian Trail: Saddleback Mountain & Poplar Ridge is a 20.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oquossoc, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7,483 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

1 month ago

I like some technical climbs as I get bored, and this hike didn’t disappoint. The Rangeley area is beautiful and dear to my heart. The views are spectacular...can’t go wrong on this one!

hiking
2 months ago

My first 4000 footer hike. Hard means hard especially a trail intersecting with the AT. Beware there will me a lot of climbing to do. The reward was worth all the hardship. I loved it. Will do it again.

3 months ago

One of the best hikes I have ever gone on alone

5 months ago

thank you

6 months ago

amazing hike to do with just the dog. steep trails make for a super quick hike, and being a ski moutain there is no questioning where the trails are, at least until you hit saddleback peak. then follow the white trail markers painted on rocks over to the horn. you won't be disappointed with the beautiful expedition.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Peak foliage provided spectacular colors. The forest shifted colors at least 5 times from pink, orange, red, yellow, and evergreens. Fog and rain on the summit, so unfortunately no views. Challenging hike at times.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Beautiful hike. Incredible view.

backpacking
Monday, June 12, 2017

This trail has it all! Steep trails, mountain streams, ponds and a lake to relax. Vistas up the yang...I could live up here!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Started in Madrid walked to AT waterfalls hiked up Popular Ridge over Saddleback Junior, the Horn and Saddleback down to route 4. Total time 8 hrs. Great hike, miscalculated water needs dry at higher elevations. Should have 3 liter bladder at minimum in dry months June to August.

hiking
Friday, January 23, 2015

Somewhat difficult, a lot of uphill work obviously across two peaks. Extremely rewarding however, the views are spectacular. Windy at the top. Forests in between are incredible as well. Good fun. Check out that rock on the sidepath as well on your way up saddleback.

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hiking
5 months ago