Appalachian Trail: Saddleback Mountain & Poplar Ridge

HARD 9 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Saddleback Mountain & Poplar Ridge is a 19.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oquossoc, Maine that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7,296 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

2 months ago

thank you

3 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.

10 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Thursday, September 25, 2014