Maxwell Trail

HARD 5 reviews
#50 of 110 trails in

Maxwell Trail is a 9.9 mile out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2555 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

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2 months ago

Great mountain bike trail with little to no foot traffic

3 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

camping
Monday, August 02, 2010

Great trail with great camping! Hard hike up a deep channel creek bed. If you use poles make sure they telegraph or you'll end up gripping them below mid center! Trail winds through conifer for the first two miles, then opens into scrub high-alpine where it meets with the PCT. Keep going up to Maxwell into open high-alpine. Great places to camp less than a mile before the trail starts the switchback wind up to the top of Maxwell; alpine meadow overlooking forever or in the bottoms of Maxwell Lake - romantic and TONS of wildlife. Reach the top of Maxwell late day or go up again in the morning and watch the sun do its thing. Fabulous, breathtaking views of Three Finger Jack! Sisters, Jefferson, Hood and sometimes more in the distance. An all-time favorite hike of mine!