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Maiden Peak

Maiden Peak and Bobby Lake from the South Twin (bobcat)

Description

Maiden Peak stands out in the Waldo Lake/Willamette Pass area as the highest point between Diamond Peak and Mount Bachelor. Structurally, it is a cinder cone on top of a shield volcano. The volcano is relatively young at 250,000 years. Past glacial activity created a large cirque on the northeast side, exposing a series of magma pinnacles.

There was a lookout here from 1923 to 1955. View from the top are some of the best in the central Oregon Cascades, extending from Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters south to Diamond Peak, the jagged ridge around Crater Lake, and Mount Thielsen. Various local lakes are visible, including Bobby Lake and Waldo Lake to the north. The Maiden Peak Trail #3861 leads to the summit.

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Sours: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Maiden_Peak

This Summer, Hike Olympic National Park’s Maiden Peak

The naming of Olympic National Park’s Maiden Peak is under debate, but the most likely story of why the area is called as such comes from the book Gods and Goblins. In the book, it is said that Maiden Lake and Maiden Peak got named in the summer of 1913, when a bunch of young men and women from around the PNW decided to make it their summer camping destination. For a few weeks, the group camped along the shores of the lake where they were rumored to often skinny dip. According to the oral history of the region, one of the “maidens” hooked up with a local, and the region was forever named for her, including the 6,432ft Maiden Peak. 

She sits, high above Sequim and Port Angeles, looking down on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, watching and listening, silently. With her back to the majestic Olympic Mountain Range, Maiden Peak rests at 6,432 feet above sea level, which is 15 miles to the north. While not the most majestic mountain in the Olympic Range, Maiden Peak is prominent enough to see from Port Angeles and Sequim year round. Nestled perfectly in the rain shadow of the Olympics, climbing this mountain is an amazing eight mile round trip hike in Olympic National Park.

After the occasionally nerve-wracking dirt road that leads eight miles up to Deer Park, the entire Olympic Peninsula expands out in all directions, giving views from the parking area near the summit of Blue Mountain. Yes, you read that right. You can start the hike to a mountain from the 5,500+ft summit of another mountain. Or, you can start it at the proper trailhead, which is down the hill from the main road before you reach the campground. The parking area is near the Ranger Station that is rarely staffed. There are no amenities up there, and the road is only open for summer and early Fall, making it a must hike in the next few weeks. With wildflowers still blooming and marmots whistling, heading up to Deer Park is an adventure in its own right.

The trail to Maiden Peak is along the Obstruction Point Trail, which is said to be the highest maintained trail in Olympic National Park. At over a mile high, the trail heads west along the wind swept ridges of the northern Olympic Mountains. The trail extends 7.6 miles to the end of the Obstruction Point Road, a long dirt road that starts at the visitor center at Hurricane Ridge. While making the entire hike is a fun trip, many will be content reaching the panoramic views of Maiden Peak.

The hike to Maiden Peak is straightforward, for the most part. Starting at 5400ft, the hike starts in the forest, dropping elevation to 4900ft, before steadily climbing up the eastern slopes of Green Mountain. The trail slips under the tree-filled “summit” of Green Mountain at around 5,500ft, and soon begins to gain elevation in a much more tempered manner. Past Green Mountain, the trail works its way between stands of trees and meadows often filled with wildflowers. For a mile, the trail is mostly flat, giving occasional glimpses of the splendor that will soon become fully visible. After that flat mile, the trees fall away, and the trail emerges on the ridge leading to the false summit of Maiden Peak. Climbing from 5,800ft to 6,200ft in half a mile, the world expands out to the south. The Olympic Mountain Range, normally hidden from view, covers the horizon. You’d swear, the curvature of the earth is visible as majestic peaks poke out above the dense green forests below.

Finding the true summit of Maiden Peak is obvious, once you see it. Many will come out, climb the first steep hill they see out of the trees and assume it is Maiden Peak. Getting up to this false summit is a great side trip, but the true summit will be the second peak you see rising from the trail. A small boot path marks the route, but there is not an official trail to the summit, which is 200+ feet above the trail. Once at the summit, look for USGS Surveying markers that identify the summit.

The panoramic views from Maiden Peak are incredible, with all of the Pacific Northwest expanding out in all directions. To the west, the scar across the land where the road to Hurricane Ridge runs is perfectly visible, while Elk Mountain dominates the foreground, as does the path to get there. The east looks back to where you came from, with the road to Deer Park also visible along the ridges of Blue Mountain. To the south, the entire Olympic Mountain Range expands into the horizon, majestic peaks jutting into the crisp blue sky. To the north, Vancouver Island sits across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with the city of Victoria visible. On the US side of the Strait, Sequim and Port Angeles sit quietly below, and to the Northwest, Mount Baker, the Salish Sea and the San Juan Islands dot the landscape below.

Hiking Maiden Peak is a great idea in the summer, but access for the rest of the year is limited. The road to Deer Park and the Deer Park Campground is only open seasonally, and will be closed in the off seasons even if there is no snow. Plan to do this hike before Fall starts, as it will close after the first snowfall.

Directions:https://goo.gl/maps/biynR

Camp Here:http://outdoor-society.com/your-guide-to-the-15-campgrounds-of-olympic-national-park/ 

Trailhead to get to Maiden Peak from Deer Park in Olympic National Park

Trailhead to get to Maiden Peak from Deer Park in Olympic National Park

The first mile of the trail from Deer Park to Maiden peak in Olympic National Park

The first mile of the trail from Deer Park to Maiden peak in Olympic National Park

The trail past Green Mountain, leading to Maiden Peak in Olympic National Park

The trail past Green Mountain, leading to Maiden Peak in Olympic National Park

Maiden Peak, Olympic National Park

Maiden Peak, Olympic National Park

Wildflowers along the trail from Deer Park to Obstruction Point in Olympic National Park

Wildflowers along the trail from Deer Park to Obstruction Point in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park's Blue Mountain and Deer Park in the distance, with the false summit of Maiden Peak in the foreground.

Olympic National Park’s Blue Mountain and Deer Park in the distance, with the false summit of Maiden Peak in the foreground.

Looking into the Olympic Mountain interior from Maiden Peak

Looking into the Olympic Mountain interior from Maiden Peak

Marking the summit of Maiden Peak, Olympic National Park

Marking the summit of Maiden Peak, Olympic National Park

Maiden Lake in Olympic National Park, dried up during the drought of 2015.

Maiden Lake in Olympic National Park, dried up during the drought of 2015.

Looking toward Elk Mountain from Maiden Peak in Olympic National Park

Looking toward Elk Mountain from Maiden Peak in Olympic National Park


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Maiden Peak

Overview

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Maiden Peak is a small peak along the Grand Ridge trail between Obstruction Pointand Deer Park in Olympic National Park. The summit itself is a short scramble north of the trail, about 1.5 miles east of the higher Elk Mountain. Like Elk Mountain, it has spectacular views of the Olympic interior as well as the Straight of Juan de Fuca over Sequim and Port Angeles.



Getting There

Maiden Peak from West Maiden Peak from Obstruction Point direction heading down Elk Mountain just over Roaring Wind Camp





Maiden Peak is reached either via the Obstruction Pointtrailhead, or via the Deer Park trailhead. Obstruction Point is only accessible via a beautiful and precipitous 8 mile gravel road that branches off of the Hurricane Ridge road. See the Obstruction Point page for more info on how to get there. Deer Park is a long and winding mostly dusty dirt road with no services whatsoever, but has the advantage of no fees to enter the park.








Maiden Peak Panoview from Obstruction Point direction just after Roaring Wind Camp on shoulder of peak (summit is middle hump)



Maiden Peak is appr. 3.5 mile from the Obstruction Point trailhead, or 4 miles from the Deer Park trailhead, however the Deer Park route is probably less strenuous, given the amount of elevation loss required from Elk Mountain which would subsequently have to be regained. Coming from Obstruction Point, one simply needs to follow the signs that point towards Deer Park. You will pass Elk Mountain first, then after considerable elevation loss down to Roaring Winds Camp, another 1/2 mile and perhaps 600 feet of elevation regain lead to the summit. From the trail, the summit is a short class 2 scree scramble up to the top.


Maiden Peak from Easttrue summit hump as it first appears from the Deer Park direction (after traversing false summit hump), Elk Mt. is the long barren peak in the distance


From Deer Park, one first descends the ridge and crosses the several humps of forested Green Mountain. Entering a fairly flat grassy plain, the first peak one sees is actually a false eastern summit of Maiden Peak. Stay on the trail, traverse the false summit hump, and the next hump which then comes into view (see picture to the left) is the true summit. It is much less obvious from this direction. A loose but unexposed class 2 scramble leads shortly up to the top and views of the straight as well as the route ahead and behind.
Maiden Peak summit block

Red Tape

Entrance fees to Olympic National Parkrun you $15 for a week or $30 for a year. Again, there is no fee required if you enter from the Deer Park road.

3 Humps of Maiden Peak Pano

Maiden Peak Summit marker




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Sours: https://www.summitpost.org/maiden-peak/438792
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