For generations, a trip to Rangeley was the ultimate angler's dream—the premier fishing destination in North America. To honor this rich outdoor heritage, Saddleback's trails are named for the famous fishing flies created right here by Rangeley legends Carrie Stevens, Bud Wilcox and Dick Frost. Our latest addition of Casablanca, a massive glade, adjacent to the Kennebago quad and serviced by Kennebago Station Yurt at the base of the glade, is just one of the many fly names on the mountain. Fifty six of the trails are named for flies, including Supervisor, Peachy's Peril, Royal Tiger, and America.
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All the chair lifts at Saddleback are named after popular fly fishing rivers, such as the Rangeley River, Kennebago River, Sandy River, and South Branch (of the Dead River).
Fly fishing is very popular in the Rangeley Lakes Region. Many waters in the Rangeley area are fly-fishing only. The two most popular spots for casting are the Kennebago River and the Upper Dam on Mooselookmeguntic Lake.
For the Fly Fishing report, click here.
Summer Hiking on Saddleback
Hike to Summit of Saddleback
Begin at the Base Lodge and follow the gravel road up to the Wheeler slope to Gray Ghost and Tri Color trails. Tri Color will bring you to the top of the Kennebago Quad, where a short, narrow trail behind the upper building leads to Saddleback’s Summit and the Appalachian Trail. Temperatures at the summit are significantly cooler.
Hike to Rock Pond
From ski area parking lots, walk up Rock Pond Road past the condos. Road becomes a trail. Follow white blazes and signs to Rock Pond. This is approximately 1 mile. Rock Pond is a fly fishing only pond. Beyond Rock Pond is the trail to Midway and Rangeley Overlooks. Look for the signs.
Hike to Saddleback Lake
From the Base Lodge follow Royal Tiger trail which runs under the South Branch Quad lift to tower 4. At tower 4, take a right and follow the orange arrows along the gravel road. It is approximately 4 miles to Saddleback Lake where you will find picnic tables and barbecue grills.
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- Projected Opening Day December 21, 2013
- 13" Year to Date
- Report Last Updated:
- 12/06/13 @ 11:11pm
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