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Maiden Peak Trail

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6.1 miles
3206' ↑

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Trail Description

 E-bikes NOT allowed on Maiden Peak

Beginning at the Gold Lake Road, the Maiden Peak Trail winds up one switchback and then begins a gradual ascent on a moderate grade while offering views of the immediate countryside. After about 1.7 miles the trail crosses Skyline Trail and reaches the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail approximately 300 feet later. A short distance from here, it goes through some flats and then begins to climb to the top. The route climbs steeply at first and then more gradually traverses the slope.

Continuing through some rocky areas and past small ponds, it begins to climb at a steep grade again. After passing through a small meadow, the trail levels off. As it approaches the east flank of the mountain, the trail turns and heads north up the south side, through rubble rock. After passing a small crater on the left, the trail follows a ridge to the top of the mountain. The trail then descends to the east side and continues on to the Deschutes National Forest.

Parts of this Trail description from the US Forest Service website.

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    1. Joe Myers says:

      Top 500 feet or more is deep snow still as of yesterday.

    2. Ed Willson says:

      cleared on 7/9/22, Waldo Ultras.

    3. August Klingman says:

      All trees are cleared from trail. Skyline is also clear. Small patches of snow towards the top, but all rideable on the descent. Dirt is perfect right now.

    4. BendTrails says:

      Trees down above PCT. Please note IFPL level before using your gas ax. Waldo Ultra crew is camping out the weekend on July 16th and will be tackling a lot of these trails.

    5. Suzanne Marcoe says:

      A few trees down, a couple are hard to see on the descent, so take care.

    6. BendTrails says:

      trail should be clear per waldo 100 crew.

    7. BendTrails says:

      trail now clear per Waldo 100 crew!

    8. Joe Myers says:

      5 trees down. Largest near the top at 16-18″. Report from Chad at the merc.

    9. Joe Myers says:

      trail is now clear per waldo 100 crew

    10. Ed Willson says:

      Waldo Ultras crew scheduled to clear this trail on 7/21.

    11. Joe Myers says:

      report of one big tree that needs a real saw, and 2 other small ones

    12. Joe Myers says:

      reports of pretty good amount of snow up top as of yesterday.

    13. Joe Myers says:

      PCTA/Waldo 100k has been clearing Maiden recently. Assuming clear…

    14. Joe Myers says:

      One tree was down above PCT intersection a few days ago. Ed from PCTA will be clearing today.

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