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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME
Trails
Trails: ATV road, Flyrod Crosby Trail, Berry Pickers Trail, Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road is very rough, AWD and higher clearance vehicle recommended - saw an Outback at the trailhead, probably the minimum clearence. Directions: Reeds Mill Rd from the town of Madrid for 3 miles. Immediate left after going over a small bridge onto what appears as though it could be a driveway bt is really a logging road. After 3.1 miles stay left at a triangular intersection, and park at the gate about 100 yards up on the right after passing over the "scary" bridge that is itself, located right after the intersection. The gate has been torn down, and Trucks, Jeeps etc could proceed further, but signs indicate that vehicular use of the road is for recreational ATVs only. Link to a really good description pasted below in the "Comments". 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of significance. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs would have no problem. 
Bugs
Bugs: Cool and wet weather kept them down. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: From a previous Post by Brian From Maine, August 26, 2017: "For driving directions, pictures and trail description see https://www.northeasthikes.com/hike-saddleback-mountain-maine-berry-pickers-trail/.", thanks Brian.
As mentioned in earlier posts, this is great alternative to the Saddleback Ski Trails for access to Saddleback Mtn and The Horn. Much of the Berry Pickers Trail crosses ledge and would offer great views for most of the hike on a clear day - which today wasn't due to fog coming in about halfway up the ledges. Trail is well marked, I never had to take more than a step or two on the ledges to find a Blue blaze when unsure of a turn and the section through the woods is both obvious and well blazed. The 0.4 mile section of the Flyrod Crosby Trail is also an old logging road presently used as an ATV Trail, as is the first 0.9 mile section of the hike from the parking area to the Flyrod Crosby Trail.  
Name
Name: Bernie C 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-15 
Link
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