Upper Maynard Burn Way Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
#79 of 181 trails in

Upper Maynard Burn Way Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sequim, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

over grown

rocky

scramble

no dogs

The Upper Maynard Burn Way Trail takes you up the south side of Mt. Baldy. It is steep and lacks water. Once at the top you can access the Gray Wolf Ridge Trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Hard is better than moderate as a descriptor. Once in top, OMG! Truly amazing. Getting up. Was difficult, coming down even more so. Easier to follow game trails since the upper trail is poorly marked.

2 months ago

First off this hike is very far from moderate it is also extremely poorly marked (bring a GPS) be prepared for steepness you probably never encountered before having said that the view from the top is really a spiritual experience.

hiking
3 months ago

Warning: this hike should be listed as HARD. I've done hikes listed as hard and could still complete them.

starting from the right side at the trail head, the first .3 of a mile is pretty steep elevation gain with no switchback, which I think would have helped on the steeper inclines. At .7 tenths of a mile there is a small waterfall with fresh clear water. From there, pretty steady steap climb up until about .8 or .9 when you get a little bit of a break. At 1.2 miles in, there's a beautiful meadow. At this point, I had to turn around.

I rated it a three because I don't think I would have selected this hike given my level of fitness currently. i should have looked at elevation gain. However, the views were phenomenal. I was alone for the majority of the hike and only passed 2 people on my way down.

Note: hike with twice the amount of water or have a water filtering device to replenish your bottles.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

If you want to see some incredible views of Mt. Deception, Gray Wolf Ridge, Mt. Tyler, Sequim Bay, and much more then this is a great hike. Water is scarce though there is usually patches of snow at the top.