Saddleback Mountain is a 4,120 foot mountain in the Maine’s High Peaks Region in Rangeley, Maine in Franklin County. The mountain is the 8th highest peak in Maine and one of the fourteen peaks with a topographic prominence greater than 2,000 feet.
The mountain is also known for its ski resort: Saddleback Maine Ski Resort, which is on the north side of the mountain. The mountain rock is primarily granodiorite, which is similar to granite, but contains more plagioclase feldspar than orthoclase feldspar and formed more than 400 million years ago.
The Appalachian Trail, which spans from Georgia to Maine, runs along the ridge of Saddleback crossing over the summit.
This is a great mountain to hike along with Saddleback the Horn, being only 1.6 miles apart. Both summits have 360 degree views on a clear day. Views of the lakes region are breath-taking.