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My Maiden Finale

Chilly start, but lovely, warm sunshine at summit. Loved having NO bugs compared to last year! Saw/passed only two other people the entire day: solo…

Maiden Peak

Beautiful hike up to Maiden Peak today. The first part of the hike went through lush forest and the trail was in excellent condition. Very…

6/6!!

Amazing day for a hike! Started out with beautiful sunny weather but by the time we reached the summit some fog and rain started to…

Maiden Peak loop

Gorgeous day for a hike. Started at Rosary Lakes and ended at Gold Lake.

Maiden Peak – Snowy Solitude

Hiked up in complete solitude.  Fist person on the trail that day.  The higher I climbed the more snow that I encountered.  Soft and sticky…

Maiden Peak

Started at the Maiden Lake Trailhead as the other Trailhead was listed as closed. Gentle start that gradually increased in steepness around the third mile,…

Maiden Peak

Started at the Maiden Lake Trailhead as the other trailhead was listed as closed. Gentle climb in the beginning that increased around the third mile.…

Maiden Peak

The gate to Gold Lake was not open when we arrived in the morning so parked on Waldo Lake Rd across from Fuji Mountain Trail. …

Maiden Peak

Beautiful hike!  Took about 4 hours round trip totaling approx. 13 miles, 3,171 ft. elevation gain.  The gate along highway 58 was closed upon arrival,…

Maiden Peak

Nice hike with some smoke.  last 1.5 mile was more challenging.  Fall foliage very nice.  Met group of 6-7 bikers, pretty awesome to ride tha…

Maiden Peak

It was around 40 degrees when we started out after 7 am. Trail takes you through the forest full of witches hair. About 1 mile…

Maidenpeak

Trail is in great shape and easy to follow. Signage was excellent. Weather was perfect!

Maiden Has Views in 2020!

Last year we were completely socked in with rain & fog, so doing this summit in 2020 with blue skies & sunshine was incredible! Super…

The Maiden

We started on the east side of the peak on the Maiden Lake trail. This trail starts off rd 4660. The turn off of just…

Beautiful Day on Maiden

Forest views only — pretty much all the way to the top. Then — oh my gosh! The views at the top of the peaks…

Maiden Peak

The last time we hiked Maiden Peak it was raining and we couldn’t see 25′ in front of us. Fortunately, the clouds parted this time…

Maiden peak

Perfect day! Started from gold lake after camping at the campground overnight. Serious uphill and downhill. No mosquitoes. Few people. Fantastic views from the summit!

Maiden

Parked at Maiden Lake trailhead to hike the less traveled East side, trail converges with the trail from the West ~1 mi from summit. Hiked…

Overnight Maiden Peak Hike

Started off gold lake road off hwy 58. Hiked 3.5 miles up to the maiden peak shelter off the pct trail where we had the…

Mask free and loving it!

Started off early at 8am and we were so glad we did as the hike down it became a little toasty. Clear skies, little breeze…

Vampire alert!!!!

Vampire! Vampire! Vampire! Also known as mosquitoes, bring your weapon of choice and bath in mosquito repellent before hand 😉 We camped at Odell lake…

Misquote Alley

Hike through the beautiful woods led to a beautiful view of surrounding peaks. After about 1.5 miles, you reach a creek, and then the mosquitos…

Where’s the trail?

The trail started out with just a few mosquitoes and then there where none.  The trail was clear until we got to 6200 ft. where…

Conquering the maiden

Wheather was raining and snowing  on and off, which is ok for my training. trail was nice well maintained all the way to maiden lake…

Maiden Peak #TheFinale

This was the hike that we chose to finish our challenge on and boy it did not disappoint. The first few miles into the hike…

One tired Maiden!

Woke to a chilly Bend morning. Both Crescent bypass and Hwy 58 roads were icy so took it slow. Drive was about 1.5 hours. Service…

Best hike of the 6!

What’s not to love about this hike? Incredible 360 views at the top, a gorgeous Fall day, a lake to visit and a little snow…

Animal Tracks EVERYWHERE!

We should have brought snowshoes for the final climb to the top – we had about 6-8 inches of squeaky snow to trudge through. Very…

Maiden Peak

Really beautiful hike!  First time doing it and I am surprised its not a more popular hike for the area.  Trail was beautiful, but completely…

Maiden Peak

Very long but gradual hike. Steep at times and seemingly endless until you are out of the trees but overall a good hike. Beautiful and…

Maiden Peak Hike

My first time hiking Maiden Peak with interesting weather to mix things up. Overall this was a great hike with minimal traffic on the trail.

Misty Mountain COLD!

Wow! What a hike, longest/hardest so far for me, but still completely doable!

Foggy day at Maiden Peak

The day after hiking Mt. Bachelor we were originally planned to hike South Sister but the weather prevented us. The forecast was calling for low…

Maiden Peak/Maiden lake

What a great hike today.  Love the 360° view and the side trip to Maiden lake.  No other hikers until I was coming down.

Maiden Peak – Pleasant Surprise!

This was a cool hike.  Here is why:  1) Virtually no bugs.  Lucked out! 2) Great, dirt trail.  Really only about 100 yds. total of…

Quite up on Maiden Peak

This was a strenuous route even though it saved a few miles overall I think the elevation gain was more severe this way. But my…

Day 2: Three Days, Three Mountains

Great hike up Maiden…only the two of us on the trail. Accessed trail right from Gold Lake Rd and Marilyn Lake TH #3. Views worth…

Mighty Maiden

Straight up once you get about 3 miles in. Bugs were terrible for first 3 miles too! No one there except me and my bud!

Maiden Peak

Trail was in good condition, has had recent bicycle activity.  Had the trail to myself with the exception of the crossing with the PCT where…

Maiden for the Finale!

My third peak in three days with Bend Hiking Meetup, and my final peak in the Central Oregon Six-Pack of speaks Challenge! It was a…

Maiden Peak

Trail was nice and easy in beginning. At top the view was spectacular and you can see all the lakes.

Maiden Speak

Again the group of Mountain Mo’s did our next hike.  We did this hike last year as part of the six, I found this years…

Maiden

Was eaten alive but the day was gorgeous!

Maiden Peak

The weather was great. Some snow to cross but not bad at all. Bring good insect repellent , the mosquitoes are terrible.

Are you Bucking Fugging me?

Bugs were annoying at the trailhead.  Then they got worse.  All the way to the top…  The summit winds provided some respite.  Excellent views after…

Maiden Peak – The Long Slog

Holy cramoly, this hike was a beast. By this point in our hiking trip, we were 38 miles into our 100-mile trip. The hike itself…

Maiden for the win!

This was my favorite of the 6! We had perfect weather and the hike was great. It wasn’t too hard, but definitely still a great…

The Final Peak!

it was difficult but a blast ended up doing around 20 miles doing some off trail next to the lake. made for a long day,…

Me on Maiden

On the drive to the trailhead, it rained pretty hard. But we stayed dry then entire hike except for the sweat. We pushed it pretty…

4 Seasons at Maiden Peak

Beautiful forest hike most of the way. We had sun, rain, wind, fog, and even snow during our journey to the top.

Marching up Maiden

The Maiden Peak hike starts out pretty easy going. The incline is pretty gradual as the trail winds through the forest. After about 3ish miles…

Maiden Peak on a Monday

Joan and I headed out to Maiden Peak on Monday morning. Getting there was a snap. Parking at the trailhead is limited to about 3…

Steady incline, long, soft trail

this trail is less traveled and quiet. it is much preferred by me 🙂 at low elevation trails pass thru forest with many pine trees.…

Fair Maiden

Beautiful skies, cool breeze, saw a couple of bicycles and a group of hiker/campers at the top. Great hike and would like to do this…

Solitude on Maiden Peak

Loved this hike! Nice dirt trail, mostly gradual elevation gain, and a 360 degree view at the top. We started a bit after 9:30 am…

Maiden Peak to Ourselves

Felt like we had the whole universe to ourselves. We saw no one on the trails or at the top. Trail was great with very…

Maiden Peak #5 hike

First time hiking Maiden Peak. Nice trail! The first 2-3 miles are easy, then the elevation kicks in. Hiked the peak w/ my husband. Quiet…

Sumatra

Full-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and lingering herbal flavors. Stands up well to savory foods.

Last One – Maiden Peak!

We were pleasantly surprised with this hike. We met other Six-Pack of Peaks Challengers at the top and had great views!

Maiden Peak – Peak #6!

We didn’t know what to expect for this hike but were pleasantly surprised. The trail was a gentle climb through the forest for the first…

Merry Maiden Overnight

Beautiful blue sky weather. A bit dry and dusty. Hiked this as on overnight. 12.5 ish miles day one. PCT trail past the Rosary lakes…

Maiden Peak

Did the 12 mile option from the Maiden Peak trailhead off Gold Lake Rd. as an overnight backpack. Trail was well maintained with no blowdown…

Smoky Maiden Peak

Conditions were good and I enjoyed the cool shade of the forest trail. I started at 7:15 and was at the summit at 9:30. Unfortunately…

Maiden Peak

Weather was nice with a few refreshing rain drops. Unfortunately no view from the top due to smoke.

A precious break in the smoke!

After a week of smoke, I woke up early Sunday morning to clear skies. Driving south of of Bend I hit some patches of fog…

Maiden Peak

Great day for a hike. Clear skies so the views were amazing. Took side trip to Maiden lake. Very beautiful.

Marvelous Maiden Peak

Waze gave good directions to the trailhead where parking is limited but the trail is not very popular. It was a nice, quiet, beautiful day.…

Maiden Peak

First peak in the @teamrwb Bend Chapter #SixPackOfPeaks sufferfest. Attempting all six peaks in under 24 hours.

Maiden Peak with the Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes will carry you away until right at the summit. The first two and a half miles were pleasantly climbing then work began after crossing…

PNW Tour: Maiden Peak

Reminded me of San Jacinto in SoCal with the mini scramble at the end. Nice and shaded trail