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Maiden Peak

Maiden Peak

Maiden Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 47.93472°N / 123.3205°W

Object Title: Maiden Peak

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer, Fall

Elevation: 6434 ft / 1961 m


Page By: Curtissimo

Created/Edited: Sep 3, 2008 / Aug 7, 2010

Object ID: 438792

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Page Score: 80.48%  - 12 Votes 

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Maiden Peak is a small peak along the Grand Ridge trail between Obstruction Point and 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 Point trailhead, 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 Pano
view 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 East
true 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 Park run 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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bmwboarder7From Deer Park


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From deer park it is a nice trail. It has a couple steep sections, but none of the sections seem to be too long. There is a false summit from this side, so you have to keep going further up the trail and around the first peak. Follow the trail to its highest point, and then hike up off the trail (~250ft) to the summit. Elk Mountain didn't seem too far away, and could definitely be done in the same day, assuming an earlier start. Maiden Peak was 4.6 miles from the campground; even less starting at the trailhead.
Posted Sep 17, 2008 12:22 am
stinkycheezman33Re: From Deer Park


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thanks for the input, i will update the page!
Posted Sep 17, 2008 2:23 pm
stinkycheezman33Re: peak not pictured on page


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"with all due respect" there's no need to be haughty about it...

i have always said that i just do my best to get word out about places. i am not from washington, just a visitor, and had been in the area and saw that there were little/no information about things to do there.

by all means if you can make a better page, do it!
Posted Jul 26, 2010 7:07 am

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