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If you are interested in an Olympic day hike that has it all, then look no further than our Maiden Peak tour. This tour explores the eastern section of the Grand Ridge trail, the highest maintained trail in Olympic National Park. The trail starts at 5,300 feet in Deer Park and meanders through subalpine forested mountainsides, meadows carpeted in wildflowers, and finishes at 6,200 feet on Maiden Peak. Along the way, you will get unparalleled, wide open views of the northern Cascade Mountains including Mt. Baker to the east, Vancouver Island nestled in the stunning Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north, and Grand Valley and panoramic views of the Olympic mountains to the South. This challenging hike is a favorite amongst our guides and we are certain it will be one of yours as well.
Meeting Location: Deer Park Trailhead 5,300’
High Point: Maiden Peak Summit: 6,200’
Elevation Gain: 2,100’
Our day will start at Deer Park where you will meet one of our professional and knowledgeable guides to take you on your adventure. The hike involves a good amount of elevation change, and your guide will assist you in proper pacing and taking the necessary breaks to ensure a safe and comfortable hike. Starting at 5,200 feet, the trail soon drops to 4,900 feet in the first half mile before gradually ascending again to 6,200 feet below Maiden Peak. From here you have the opportunity to travel off trail and summit Maiden Peak for some of the most expansive views in Olympic. For those seeking some more adventure, our guides can take you to some of the peaks surrounding Maiden Peak. In total, you will travel between 8 and 9 miles and hike a minimum change of 1,800 feet.