The Rangeley Region is full of outdoor activities and is historically known for its “sporting heritage”. A fun easy hike along the Rock Pond Trail at Saddleback Ski resort gives you a great taste of the beauty of the area.
Start your hike at the parking lots for Saddleback Ski Area. Follow the signs for the Rock pond condos and you’ll soon find the sign and the trail head.
Follow the signs for the Rock Pond Trail and you’ll soon find yourself on a well worn trail which also follows the Fly Rod Crosby trail…
After about a half mile of hiking on an easy grade you reach Rock Pond. If you’re a fisherman, bring your fly rod and wet a line (fly fishing only). You’ll also see many signs of Moose along the way..
After taking some time to enjoy Rock Pond continue to hike to the Overlooks…
An easy 10 mins of gradual climbing reward you with views looking toward Mt. Blue and another lookout towards Rangeley Lake..
Mt. Blue from one of the lookouts. Just below this you can look down onto another pond named Mid-Way Pond.
Looking towards Rangeley Lake.
Once you’re done checking out the Ponds and the Overlooks, return to your car the same way you came up.