Maidu Lake Trail #1446


Snapshot from Miller Lake Topo Map showing vicinity

Snapshot from Miller Lake US Forest Service Topo Map (.pdf)

The Maidu Lake Trail heads west, from Miller Lake, for 4.5 miles to Maidu Lake within Mt. Thielsen Wilderness. Maidu Lake Trail crosses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 on its way to the lake. This is a great access trail for both the Pacific Crest Trail and Mt. Thielsen Wilderness. 

Maidu Lake Trail crosses a forested mountain pass north of Mt. Thielsen to Maidu Lake, the source of the North Umpqua River. For a shorter hike from the same trailhead, try the 5 mile path around Miller Lake. Be prepared for mosquitoes in June-July.

The trail begins at Miller Lake near Digit Point Campground. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding

At a Glance

Fees: No fee at trailhead
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in Mt Thielsen Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Chemult, OR
Water: Treat all non-potable water before consuming
Restroom: Toilet at Digit Point Campground during open season
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Chemult Ranger District

General Information


Maidu Lake Trail begins from the east side of Miller Lake near Digit Point Campground 35 minutes west of Chemult, Oregon.

From Chemult, take U.S. Highway 97 north towards Crescent, Oregon, for approximately one mile and then turn left onto Forest Service (FS) Road 9772 and follow to the trailhead and campground. 


Day Hiking

Horse Riding

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  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles