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Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Rangeley Lakes Region

Hiking in the Rangeley Region

Discover the amazing beauty of the Rangeley Region on foot!

Rangeley is home to 100's of miles of trails, including the Appalachian Trail.  It’s no surprise hiking is one of the most popular spring, summer and fall activities in the area, with world-class trails and stunning views of the Maine landscape.

With a myriad of trails from beginner, dog and family-friendly to advanced and strenuous, you can find the perfect hike for you and your companions.

The Appalachian Trailhead is a short 9.6 miles from the center of Rangeley. Take a hike to Piazza Rock, located on the trail, which features interesting rock formations to explore.  Or maybe you want something more challenging: hike the trail on Saddleback Mountain and hike to the summit, where you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the Rangeley Lakes to the west and the high peaks region to the east.

We have local trails maintained by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, the Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, the Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen's Association and the Wilhelm Reich Museum.

Got littles?  Take them on the storybook walk at the Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen's Association or Gnome Roam at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center.

For more information on most of the trails available, go to Maine Trail Finder.  This is a great app as you can download the trail to your phone and access it without an internet connection - a good thing to have in this area!

Want to hike with a group? Trails for Rangeley Area Coalition (T.R.A.C.) is your answer.  T.R.A.C. is a social group of like-minded people who enjoy outdoor activities. There are no costs to attend TRAC, no transportation is provided, and volunteer leaders receive no compensation. TRAC leaders are familiar with the trail they lead but are NOT formally trained outdoorsmen nor certified in first aid.  All planned hikes are posted in events.

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