Maidu Lake Trail

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Maidu Lake Trail is a 19.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, Oregon that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,319 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

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9 days ago

Hiked this today but started from the Windego Trail head a little further down the road. It takes about three miles off but based on the signs it was still and 18 mile round trip to the lake. Pretty easy hike for the first 4 miles then the trail heads gradually up hill for the last 5. I would rate it as moderate if it was and overnight instead of a day hike. Lots of cool spots along the way and make sure to take the detour to Lucile Lake on the way up. It doesn’t add much but has some cool views. Be sure to swim if it isn’t too cold! The water
Is very clear! You can also make this a point to point by taking the trail around the lake and heading down 2-3 miles to Miller lake! Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists.

backpacking
6 months ago

This trail is home to my first backpacking trip ever. We left Kelsay Valley Horse Camp around 4:30 pm (we were hiking in early August) and set up camp at Lucielle Lake, which is about 1 mile from Maidu Lake. We wanted to go the extra mile that night but we had completely ran out of daylight. The next day, we made it to Maidu Lake and spent a couple hours eating lunch, napping, and taking in the scenery. We tried a little fishing, to no avail. Maidu Lake is significant because it is the source of the North Umpqua River. This segment is the first portion of the North Umpqua Trail. The hike from the horse camp to Maidu Lake is primarily uphill. There is potential to be virtually eaten alive my mosquitos so bring ample amounts of repellent. I ran out of repellent while on the trip and brought home about 30 mosquito bites as a souvineer.