ANGEL FALLS: 17.6 miles south of Oquossoc, turn west off Route 17, cross bridge, turn right onto old railroad line. 3.8 miles after leaving Route 17 take gravel road to left; stay left, through small gravel pits. Follow marked trail, approximately one mile from this point.
APPALACHIAN TRAIL: Trail runs from Andover through our area beyond Saddleback Mountain. To reach Trail on Rt. 17, travel 11.1 miles south from Oquossoc. Trail from Rt. 17 to Rt. 4 is approximately 13 miles. It is moderate hiking, no real steep sections. Four miles from Rt. 17 is Sabbath Day Pond and shelter. To reach trail-crossing Rt. 4, travel south approximately 9 miles from the center of Rangeley.
From Rt. 4 to top of Saddleback Mountain it is 5 miles. The last mile is above tree line. Please stay on marked trail, as this is a fragile alpine area. Also on this trail, you will find Piazza Rock, shelter and tent sites 1.3 miles from Rt. 4. There is a side trail off of Saddleback Mountain, which then follows ski trails to base lodge approx. 2 miles.
AZISCOOS MOUNTAIN: Enter trail on Route 16, 17.7 miles west of Rangeley. 2 miles to summit.
BALD MOUNTAIN TRAIL: Take Bald Mt. Road. Trail is on left. Follow marked trail to top of mountain approx. 1.75 miles. Be sure to proceed to old fire tower for beautiful views of surrounding mountains and lakes. Good family hike! Picnic table at both top and bottom of trail.
BEMIS STREAM TRAIL: Start from Rt. 17, 5.2 miles south of South Shore Drive intersection…1 1/2 miles.
CASCADE STREAM GORGE TRAIL Route 4 south of Rangeley 3 ½ miles, turn east on Town Hall Road, take a second left, go 100 feet and take right at trail sign, parking lot at top. Follow trail markers through forested area, trail opens before streamside trail, picnic tables. Follow cairn formations to streamside trail. Multiple short spur trails to view gorge and waterfalls. Easy, but steep terrain. 30 minutes.
EAST KENNEBAGO MOUNTAIN: Ten miles east of Rangeley on Rt. 16 turn left on gravel road. Cross bridge, take right. At fork go left, take second right, park (6 miles total from bridge). A post with many snowmobile trail signs marks trailhead. Look for sign for E. Kennebago. Trail is good for mountain bikes…less than 6 miles.
FOREST LEGACY TRAIL: Access by water across from Haines Landing or Route 16, 10.1 miles from Routes 4 and 16 intersection in Oquossoc. Easy-to-moderate ridgeline and shoreline loop. Approximately 5 miles.
HATCHERY BROOK TRAIL: 1/10 mile on Manor Road off Route 4 just west of Rangeley Village. Easy one-mile loop through woods with 3 lakeshore picnic sites.
HUNTER COVE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: A series of walking trails to view wildlife on Rangeley Lake’s Hunter Cove courtesy of the Maine Audubon Society. Enter on south side of Route 4 at the foot of Dodge Pond Hill between Rangeley and Oquossoc.
MINGO SPRINGS TRAIL AND BIRD WALK: A 2-mile walk through various forest types with excellent wildlife viewing. From intersection of Rt. 4 and 16 downtown, travel north 2.2 miles. Turn left on Mingo Loop Road, trail head is 0.4 miles on right. Park on left next to maintenance building for golf course.
MOUNTAIN POND: Enter trail from Edelheid Road at utility pole # 13. There is a sign at the trailhead…approximately 1.5 miles to Pond. Trail is red blazed and recently maintained.
PIAZZA ROCK: Enter Appalachian Trail where it crosses Rt. 4 approximately 9 miles south of the center of Rangeley. Nice hike to do with children. Approximately 1.4 miles to Piazza Rock.
RANGELEY LAKES TRAILS CENTER 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. Seven miles of trails are available for mountain biking, hiking, strolling, nature watching, etc. Regarding mountain biking, in difficulty rating, 2 miles are easy (to steel bridge and back along Tote Road). The remainder is suggested for advanced mountain bikers.
ROUND TOP TRAIL Trailhead is 1 mile on Dodge Pond Road from Route 4. Parking lot, red blazed, easy family hike. 1.2 miles one way to Quimby Pond area.
SADDLEBACK MOUNTAIN : The most popular and scenic summer hiking route to the summit is from the ski area…approximate distance 2 miles. Begin at the Base Lodge and follow the orange stakes on the following trails- Grey Ghost, Upper Grey Ghost and Tri Color. These trails are wide and offer nice views. 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. Be sure that you note where this connects you to the above-tree-line area for your return to the trail. Trail maps highlighting this route are available outside the lower entry to the Base Lodge and inside the lobby.
SMALLS’ FALLS: 12 miles south of Rangeley on Rt. 4: picnic area, scenic Spot. Cross footbridge. Trail goes along stream to other falls. Children love this area.
SPENCER POND: Follow Rt. 17, 12.7 miles from the intersection of Rts. 4 and 17 in Oquossoc (9.1 miles from State Park Rd.). Trail will be on left. Park and walk up trail that is an old dirt road. Short walk to Pond (approx. 1 mile). Good hike for children.
WEST KENNEBAGO MOUNTAIN: Take Rt. 16 west from Oquossoc (toward Wilson’s Mills) 4.8 miles to dirt road on right (Morton Cutoff Rd.) Travel 3.2 miles and take a right at intersection. Travel 5.3 miles to trail…sign on left. Follow trail markers. Blow downs at top. Views of surrounding mountains and lakes at the top. Approximately 2.5 miles. Moderate hike.
WILHELM REICH MUSEUM WALKING TRAILS: On Dodge Pond Road, open year-round, but please call ahead for weekend use. Trails are a series of interconnecting loops featuring self-guided nature trail, bird watching area, and educational stations. Picnic tables available.
To report trail conditions write to TRAC, P.O. Box 133, Rangeley, ME 04970.
Please respect the woods and the landowners who allow us to use these trails. We ask that you stay on marked trails and do not pick plants or flowers.
Always hike prepared for bad weather and carry a first aid kit.
Bring dogs only on appropriate trails.