There is a bathroom at the Miller-Bear trailhead and has TP but getting low. I clocked in about 3200 feet for the day. 1 Reviews of Navaho Peak "Good trail all the way. Hit Miller, San Jacinto and Jean. Amabilis Mountain loop. Located 26 miles south-southwest of Tombstone Arizona. High point: 1393m. We arrived at the TH about 8:30am and we were the first ones there. 1.6 mi from Clark Spring Trailhead to Miller Canyon . Clark Spring Trail #124. Bathtub Spring Loop via Carr Peak Trail #107. link Copy Link. All seemed happy to be out and enjoying the day. Especially right now - it is getting very cold in the mountains and it is even more unsafe to get lost right now. This trail goes by Bond Spring. This is a moderate out and back trail to Miller Peak in Miller Peak Wilderness Area. The loop . We arrived at the … Road: road was rough after the pavement ends - lots of washboard and potholes. Many on dirt bikes. NEARBY TRAILS. It was only a couple of inches. 99% snow free. Arriving at the trailhead it was like a truck and RV show. They are definitely beautiful like you say. We went clockwise up the Miller Creek trail which gets the lions share of elevation gain out of the way first thing. create. If you look north, you'll see Miller Peak, a later destination. Miller Peak Trail #105 is a 0.36 mile one way hike with 361 feet elevation gain. Contacts. The Miller Peak Trail in the Huachuca Mountains climbs 3,000 feet over 5.5 miles to reach the highest peak in the range, giving hikers an unparalleled view of the surrounding deserts. Make it a loop or hike back down to the trailhead. Descending the peak we locked back into the scenic loop trail and continued clockwise towards Iron Bear. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. I started at 9:30, fully anticipating being done around 3 or so. Flora & Fauna Balsam root and wildflowers. Arriving at the trailhead it was like a truck and RV show. But the Miller Peak trail is pretty dang brushy, and after it’s brushy, it’s steep, which I’m always slow on. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Miller Peak loop, Teanaway Miller Peak (6402') sits on the eastern end of the Teanaway, opposite last weekend's trip. Difficulty: Easy. Seattle, WA 98104. Many are lime green and probably a week or more away from peak color. Ok, no matter.. We hit the trail at 9am happy to be under clear blue skies and mild temps. Good to see people enjoying the day in a variety of ways. jrod 30ish vehicles or so with people tailgating, gathered around campfires, tending to horses, etc… Welp, I guess the secret’s out on Miller (? Once you get lower into the valley, depending on the time of year, get ready for some creek crossings and wet feet. Once at Iron Bear we ran into just a handful of other hikers and a few mountain bikers. United States › Arizona › Miller Peak Wilderness Area › Miller Peak via Lutz Canyon Trail #104. About a half mile before IB peak, the trail tucks into a nice grove of large larch trees mixed with evergreens. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Blue at the Miller Peak: Champ and Blue at the Miller Peak: Champ an Sly at the Miller Peak: Champ and Sly want me to throw a stick. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. They are beautiful. I'm thinking of doing this loop this week, and totally have a blank waterproof mini notebook I've been wanting to donate to a summit register. Oct 19, 2020 01:02 PM. We found a PVC summit register ‘canister’ at the top, but nothing inside other than a pencil. The left is Brown Canyon which is way prettier to go back through. It wasn’t until a mile or so in that we came across a hunter who kindly informed us it was opening day. Trail: there was one big tree across the trail that was just low enough to climb over. The usual 17.5mi, 6100' ascent CCW loop starts with Iron Bear Tr1351, then 3.9mi (1550' ascent) of FR9714/FR113, followed by a 2550' climb over 5.4mi on County Line Tr1226 to Miller Peak, descending 3.2mi (2500', 15% descent) on Miller Peak Tr1379. Popular with mountain bikers, who use the alternate John Cooper Trail to avoid a section of Miller Peak Wilderness. County Line, Miller Peak Summit Route Hill climbers seeking extreme terrain will also enjoy the challenge of the Teanaway Ridge Tr1364 ascent. Although the scenery along the way is not as spectacular as some other hikes in southern Arizona, the view from the summit is as far as the eye can see in all directions. Hiked part of the Miller Peak Loop starting at the Miller-Bear trailhead and heading counter-clockwise, stopping at Iron Bear Peak and then wandering about a mile past before turning around. Specs from Gaia GPS: 12.4mi, 5hr 45min, 2775ft, Washington Trails Association So I decided to do the loop. On average it takes 26 minutes to complete this trail. There was someone in a BMW sedan that was trying it out but I was happy to have a little extra clearance. The County Line Trail is a scenic, undulating trail for normal hikers and burly mountain bikers that provides ever-changing views as you move from knoll to knoll along a long ridge leading to toward Miller Peak. In the 0.6 mile spur trail, you’ll gain yet another 600 feet to the summit of Miller. Topo Maps. Oct 18, 2020 02:41 PM. Saw a woodpecker and some ravens. Reach the junction with the Miller Peak spur trail 3.8 total miles from the trailhead. Hunters were swapping stories, and the stoke was high. In 1992, Cindy hiked from Ramsey Canyon to Miller Peak, an easy 17-mile loop on excellent trails. The path to the right takes up and and down a path that weaves the backside of the mountain leading to … There were a few people on dirt bikes which are allowed on this trail. Easy to follow loop. The elevation gain is moderate. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Miller Peak is a 3 mile moderately popular blue singletrack trail located near Teanaway Washington. There were only 3 other cars there when we got back about 2:45pm. Ted Bauer - Jul 28, 2014 11:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014 Easy diversion . Miller Peak loop, Teanaway Miller Peak (6402') sits on the eastern end of the Teanaway, opposite last weekend's trip. Passed several groups heading up, several with dogs. Start at the Iron Creek Trail on FR9714 from Highway 97 and head up the switchbacks a little over 1.5 miles to the junction with Iron Bear Trail #1351 and Teanaway Ridge Trail #1364.Hang a right and head north on Teanaway Ridge Trail #1364 to the summit of Iron Bear Peak. Carr - Miller Peak - Hamburg Loop, AZ : Carr - Miller Peak - Hamburg Loop, AZ : Hiking: Sep 02 2015: joebartels: Hiking: 15.25 Miles: 4,200 AEG: Hiking: 15.25 Miles: 5 Hrs 21 Mns : 2.94 mph: 4,200 ft AEG: 10 Mns Break . And, if you’re heading for Miller, it’s not over yet. Some ice and packed snow on the road but nothing problematic. The Miller Peak/Iron Bear Peak loop is a long day hike, but the trail is well graded and in reasonable good condition. Roundtrip: 16.1km. Miller Peak, at 9466 feet, is the highest point in the Huachuca mountains - just a few miles from the Mexican border. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 138 ft black diamond climb. It may seem longer, but that’s because you’ve just climbed 2500 feet, and much of that was in the last 2.25 miles. The elevation gain is moderate. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. He has been hiking last 2 weeks, and hopefully he would enjoy the hike. Thanks! We took the left trail at the fork and followed it until we came to the Miller Peak sign, somewhere about halfway-ish through the loop. Miller Peak and Navaho Peak are well marked on maps. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. I think they were trying to get to Iron Bear but missed the turnoff. After coming out of the trees, we took the spur trail to Miller Peak and had lunch on a small outcropping of rocks just NE of the peak. Flora and fauna: Larches! Snow: there was some packed snow and ice on the trail. Seattle, WA 98104. Miller Peak Trail #105. Flora & Fauna Balsam root and wildflowers. Upper Javelina Trail Loop Review | Dove Mountain. Oct 21, 2020 12:07 PM, jrod Several stream crossings that wouldn't be a problem if you have high cut waterproof boots but are a little tricky if you're trying to avoid wet feet. Miller Peak 9,466’ Arizona Alpine ... After about 2 miles, I hit a junction that seems to form a short loop hike in the canyon, and the remaining trail becoming significantly more overgrown. DIFFICULT 8.4 mi. From ridge the trail traverses the west side of the ridge to meet (.5 mile bellow the summit) the County Line Trail (#1226). August 25, 2020 Daniel Gillaspia. Those are Western Larches. The trail begins to climb much more steeply out of the canyon, and the view started to open up to the summit and the canyon below. Make the 3,200-foot climb up to Miller Peak and take some time to enjoy the views of the Stuart Range and the Teanaway. They also turn yellow later. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Miller Peak, at 9466 feet, is the highest point in the Huachuca mountains - just a few miles from the Mexican border. Plan to bring your own just in case. Reach the junction with the Miller Peak spur trail 3.8 total miles from the trailhead. Miller Peak Loop; Of course, the loop trip I anticipated being the least problematic wound up taking me the longest, mile to hour (as my dad says). We Walked In the Clouds. TRAIL:For the first few miles the trail gently follows Miller Creek, crossing it several times, until the end of the valley where it starts a steep haul up to the ridge top. Beautiful day in the mountains. MILLER PEAK Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Located just a few miles from the Mexican border, Miller Peak is the southern most mountain summit in the United States. Or. Located 26 miles south-southwest of Tombstone Arizona. We decided to venture out to the Tortolita Mountains which are located in the Northwest Tucson area near Oro Valley and Marana. Drop back down from Miller Peak and continue right along Miller Peak Trail. Maddy Hike the loop counterclockwise through alpine terrain up to the Teanaway Ridge, skirting the top of Miller Peak. Miller Peak Loop, Miller Peak, Iron Bear - Teanaway Ridge, Maddy on Miller Peak Loop, Miller Peak, Iron Bear - Teanaway Ridge, jrod on Miller Peak Loop, Miller Peak, Iron Bear - Teanaway Ridge, elinaber19 on Miller Peak Loop, Miller Peak, Iron Bear - Teanaway Ridge. Miller Peak west of Old Blewett Pass offers hikers, mountain bikers, snowshoers, and skiers outdoor opportunities all year long. Not the typical wildlife sighting. Miller Peak is one of the tallest peaks in southern Arizona, and it’s only about 1.5 hours southeast of Tucson, so I have been eyeing […] Read more. Distance from Montezuma Pass to Millers Peak 5.3 miles (10.6 miles round trip) Elevation change 2,891 Feet (over a 5.3 miles! A little rutted up from the bikes in spots, but not too bad. DIFFICULT 10.7 mi. Miller Peak Trail is a 19.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Peshastin, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. I was fine without anything for most of it, but there were a couple sections that I was really glad I had my microspikes. Miller Peak is a spectacular landmark mountain located in far-south Arizona near the town of Sierra Vista and the Fort Huachuca Military Base. Glad you mentioned the empty canister! on Gavin and I headed up the Miller Peak trail a few hundred yards and then cut straight up to the ridge west of Miller Creek. Clark Spring Trailhead. We went clockwise up the Miller Creek trail which gets the lions share of elevation gain out of the way first thing. Lots of them, and I think they are at peak. The Miller Peak/Iron Bear Peak loop is a long day hike, but the trail is well graded and in reasonable good condition. Oct 21, 2020 09:02 PM, Washington Trails Association You'll start dropping in elevation on a series of runnable switchbacks. Snow starts around the meadow. Day Hike - Miller Peak/Iron Bear Loop A long, beautiful loop in the golden Teanaway. Miller Peak #1. It was a little better after the turn off to go the Ingalls Lake but still rough. The summit reaches to … DIRECTIONS: I-90 exit 63. Contacts. Iron Bear & Miller Peak Iron Bear and Miller Peak done together is a 13-mile strenuous loop dayy hike. It may seem longer, but that’s because you’ve just climbed 2500 feet, and much of that was in the last 2.25 miles. Miller Peak Trail is a 19.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Peshastin, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. NOTICEBOARD. The trail starts in the high desert grasslands near the Arizona/Mexico border, and ascends north into a rocky ponderosa pine forest before reaching the summit. COVID: the vast majority of people masked up when passing which was awesome to see! 6. Miller Peak via Lutz Canyon Trail #104 . This ended up being a common issue today because I ran into two other groups that did the same thing. We have a new foster, Champ. I ended up deciding not to do the whole loop due to the amount of ice and I was concerned about it causing issues for my dog's feet. Ha!… it all made sense. Or hike out-and-back on either the Iron Bear or Miller Peak trails. Although the scenery along the way is not as spectacular as some other hikes in southern Arizona, the view from the summit is as far as the eye can see in all directions. on The larches must be a different variety out here, or they simply turn much later than most others in the Teanaway. Don't need any spikes or… Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tags: 2WD. Miller Peak from Ramsey Vista Campground is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hereford, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. Seeking out a ‘less-crowded’ weekend hike, we chose Miller Peak Loop. Even lime green, they are striking right now and will only get better. Access. Back Ground: Miller Peak: Elevation 9,466 feet high (Chiricahua Peak 9,759 feet highest in Cochise Countyty) Montezuma Pass: Elevation 6,575. Questions or comments? They tend to be more symmetrical and grow much taller than Alpine Larches. Trailhead: icy parking area. They grow at lower elevation than Alpine Larches. star star star star_border star_border. It was here we came across a hunter with a fresh deer head on the front rack of his dirt bike. The 9,466-foot high point of the Huachuca range is the product of a “super volcano” created by the Pacific continental plate sliding under the North American plate. Between these two peaks is a long ridgeline that is easy to navigate with mostly open forests and slopes. Please bring a map or GPS when you go hiking! The trail starts in the high desert grasslands near the Arizona/Mexico border, and ascends north into a rocky ponderosa pine forest before reaching the summit. Linked [ ] 7 linked trail guides: Old Sawmill Spring Trail #126 . Make it a loop or hike back down to the trailhead. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. April and October are the bes The great thing about this hike is that it’s so out in the open. There is a camp at this point but no water after the snows melt. Gavin and I headed up the Miller Peak trail a few hundred yards and then cut straight up to the ridge west of Miller Creek. We did, amid a mix of rifles, brraaap-brraaap, and bright orange beanies. elinaber19 It’s just slightly higher than Mount Wrightson with an elevation of 9,470 feet (Wrightson is … I clocked in about 3200 feet for the day. 30ish vehicles or so with people tailgating, gathered around campfires, tending to horses, etc… Welp, I guess the secret’s out on Miller (?). based on 4 tracks & routes | | DIFFICULT #9 hike out of 16 in Miller Peak Wilderness Area | DIFFICULT. The trail from Miller-Bear was nearly empty up to the junction but was pretty busy after the junction, especially when I was heading back. After the first couple miles in trees, it breaks out onto ridge tops, and wide open scenic traverses. Dogs greeted us. Located just a couple of miles north of the US Mexico border by Sierra Vista, AZ, Miller Peak is the most southern peak rising above 9,000 feet and one of only five Arizona peaks with a prominence over 5,000 feet. My Fun Meter is Pegged at Zero. Time needed: 5 hours. It was part of the trio Miller Peak, San Jacinto Peak and Folly Peak that I hiked sometime in the summer of 2009. 1st trip. Someone was using a drone at Iron Bear - technically allowed in this area but still annoying. During the ridge traverse, a crossover of Freedom Peak is necessary, the unofficial name to point 6442. Or bring a Kula Cloth if you wipe when you pee! From reading kuresman.com, Miller Peak loop is one of his favorite hike. Land Manager: USFS - Okanogan & Wenatchee National Forest Office. Can be hiked as part of a 9-mile loop to Miller Canyon and back via Perimeter Trail. Miller Peak Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Trip Day Hike - Miller Peak/Iron Bear Loop. I'm guessing these folks went to Miller Peak because I didn't see anyone until almost to the junction with the Teanaway Ridge trail when I passed a group heading downhill. Miller Peak Trail #105 is a 0.36 mile one way hike with 361 feet elevation gain. Views here were great in the late afternoon light. on The snow-park (permit required) is north of I-90. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. Seeking out a ‘less-crowded’ weekend hike, we chose Miller Peak Loop. As for the trail, it’s in really good shape. The Miller Peak Trail in the Huachuca Mountains climbs 3,000 feet over 5.5 miles to reach the highest peak in the range, giving hikers an unparalleled view of the surrounding deserts. Within the last couple miles the trail crosses Bear Creek a few times involving some fairly wet rock hopping, but nothing too difficult. Distance. fullscreen . Located 15.2 miles from Leavenworth, Washington (WA) Trails › National Forests › Okanogan-Wenatchee › Miller Peak Trail. 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