With an elevation of 576 m (1,890 ft) and a prominence of 16 m (52 ft), Maiden Moor is listed as a Wainwright and stands between Catbells and High Spy in the Newlands Valley area of the Lake District. Its parent peak is High Spy north top, and it is often ascended as part of the Newlands Horseshoe. It can also be ascended directly from Grange in Borrowdale or Little Town in the Newlands Valley.
The summit area is a level, grassy plateau topped with a cairn. From the summit, there are lovely views across the Newlands Valley, as well as an impressive outlook over Robinson and Hindscarth fells.