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Saddleback and The Horn, Maine

Following the well-maintained AT over the 1 mile ridge that separates these two 4,000 footers will be exciting.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.3 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  This mountain, dominated by a ski resort on it's northwest flanks, has a 1 mile exposed ridge between the two summits, Saddleback at... more »

Tips:  Saddleback Mountain Ski Area:
From Route 4 38 miles north of the town of Farmington, ME look for signs for the ski resort. Make a... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Saddleback Ski Resort Parking Area

Free to park here. Keep your eye out for moose on the roads around the trailhead at dusk and dawn... you'll see them in swampy areas!

2. Top of the Chairlift

You've reached the top of the ski runs.

At 4,116' you are at the top of the ridge. To the north over the open ridge is your next destination, The Horn.

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4. The Ridge

Views from the ridge between the two.

5. Saddleback, The Horn

At 4,023' this is your turnaround point. Because you have to ascend back up Saddleback it kind of feels like you are climbing 3 different 4,000 foot peaks!

6. My Ski Descent

This is where I started my ski descent although you may wish to continue down to POI #2 for an easier trail. I preferred to whip down this steeper run from the top. Your choice. You'll meet up with your ascent ski run either way you choose.