Photography and Cartography of Maine's Western Lakes and Mountains Region
Saddleback Mountain is one of Maine’s 4000-footers, and is traversed by the Appalachian Trail. It is home to Saddleback Maine Ski Area. The easiest way to get to the summit is the Fly Rod Crosby Trail via the base of the ski area to Eddy Pond, and then the Appalachian Trail northbound to the summit. That hike can be made into a loop hike either by a) descending via the Saddleback Ski Area trails, or b) descending via the Berry Picker’s Trail in between Saddleback Mountain and The Horn to the Fly Rod Crosby Trail and back. You can also go over to the Horn and back from the summit of Saddleback. The longer approach is via The Appalachian Trail northbound all the way from the Route 4 Appalachian Trail crossing. Whichever way you decide to go, you will be graced with 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding area and beyond when you reach the summit.