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Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

Winter use is Nordic skiing on groomed trails or snowshoeing on single-track and/or multi-use trails. Non-snow season use is walking/hiking and mountain biking. Mountain and lake views abound. Great for birding and wildlife viewing.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Mountain-biking Cross-country-skiing Walking Hiking
25.0 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Dallas Plt
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Snow - Groomed


In winter, the ski trails offer the full spectrum of ability levels and plenty of terrain to enjoy a day on the trails without getting bored! There are dedicated single-track trails that offer a scenic day of snowshoeing as well. Picnic tables are placed in strategic spots, as noted on the map, for resting and refreshing in all seasons. In winter, dogs are welcome on weekdays and only on the Geneva Bog trail. 

There is no fee charged for summer walking and hiking, but there are fewer trails to access for comfortable walking. Many are quite boggy even in the driest of times and not the best for walking although mountain bikers may enjoy the challenge. However, Tote Road, Bridge Trail, Outer Loop, Upper and Lower Pumphouse and Lower Pipeline are all great trails for summer. Picnic tables at the lake side near the Pumphouse are a nice place to enjoy your lunch and some shade. Single-track between Bridge and Lower Pumphouse (from points 3 through 7) is an excellent summer hike. Old growth forest and interesting terrain make for a very enjoyable trek. 

For the hiking enthusiast, connect to the trails at Saddleback alpine ski area and go from Saddleback lakeside to Saddleback summit in one hike. 

Dogs are welcome on any trails during the non-snow season. Please be considerate of other folks and make sure your dog is on a lead when in the company of other people and dogs. There is a leash law in Franklin County. 

Other Information

The trailhead is a yurt lodge, the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center. In winter you will find the yurt lodge open daily for sales of day passes required for skiing or snowshoeing. Rental equipment and refreshments are also available. There are restroom facilities on site. Trail conditions are posted daily on the website (see link below). During non-snow seasons the yurt is closed and there are no restroom facilities available. Maps are available at the kiosk on the deck of the yurt, at Saddleback base lodge, in town at the Chamber of Commerce office just off Main Street at Lakeside Park, or at Ecopelagicon on Pond Street. 

Trail Manager

Visit Rangeley Lakes Trails Center online for more information, trail conditions and a printable map or contact:

Rangeley Lakes XC Ski Club

Rangeley Lakes XC Ski Club
PO Box 1283
Rangeley, ME 04970
Phone: (207) 864-4309
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Trailhead Information

From South: Travel north on ME Route 4 to Rangeley. Coming into Rangeley with Rangelely Lake on your left, look for Dallas Hill Road on the right (there will be signs for the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center and Saddleback Mountain Ski Resort). Take a right and follow Dallas Hill Road for 2.5 miles. Take another right on to Saddleback Mountain Road (there will be another RLTC sign) and continue for another 2.5 miles. Look for the Trails Center and parking area on the left.

From Downtown Rangeley: From the intersection of ME Route 4 and 16 in downtown Rangeley, follow ME Route 4 east/south and look for Dallas Hill Road on the left just past the Rangeley IGA. Turn onto Dallas Hill Road and follow the directions above to the Trails Center yurt.

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September 18, 2020
I personally wouldn't recommend the snowshoe single track for mountain biking as it has a lot of mud, tall grass and decaying bridges. Just a heads up. Still makes for a fun challenge though!
September 06, 2020
Most of the x-country trails are not mowed in the summer, but the tote road and a couple of the more narrow trails are walkable. The tote road out from the parking lot to one of the main trail intersections (a large clearing with a trail map and picnic table) is about 1.2 miles one way, 2.4 miles out and back. From the clearing, the tote road swings left (north) to Saddleback Lake, about another 0.75 miles one way. Makes for a nice long walk with the dog.
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