|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Saddleback Mountain, Saddleback Mountain - The Horn, ME|
||Berry Pickers Trail, Appalachian Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, August 25, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The road in from the Reeds Mill rd in Madrid is in good shape, a few eroded places and washed out bits but really not too bad. Made it in easily in my crosstreck but also have ATV and OHV experience, some tricky spots and tight places with trees etc (had to stick myself in the bushes a time or two), AWD/4WD definitely recommended, and higher clearance is a good idea too. Maine mountain guide has good directions on how to get in there if you want details.
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple of good wet spots along the AT but it was also pouring for a bit so they were expected |
||Mine had a great time. No real tricky spots, a couple of spots going up saddleback that they needed a little direction on. Dog friendly route just to the left of the ladder going up the Horn. |
||Surprising few on the trails. Deer flys on the road walk though. |
|Lost and Found:
||Park near the red ATV gate, walk up the road .9 to the intersection of the Fly Rod Crosby trail, then another .6 to berry pickers on the right (just before a big bridge). The trail itself is easy to follow and the views after you hit boundary rock are gorgeous.|
Dogs loved the blueberries at the horn, and even though we got poured on saddleback the slab was still pretty grippy and things eventually blew by and we had sun again.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.