From the trailhead, Miller Peak Trail heads north up the left side of Miller Creek and through forest for approximately 2 miles. The trail has a moderate uphill grade with short steep sections until it crosses Miller Creek and begins to climb steeply up the mountainside in a series of switchbacks. Near the ridgetop, the trail enters a more open area of meadows, trees, and rocks. Once on the ridgetop, the trail follows it up towards the summit of Miller Peak and a junction with County Line Trail 1226 (0.5 mile below the summit). There are many good views of the surrounding mountains from the ridgetop and the summit. There is no water on the trail once it starts the steep climb up from the creek.
At a Glance
Closed to motorized use October 15 through June 15 annually
Seasonal motorized closure in effect yearly April 1 through June 15. This trail may open prior to June 15 if conditons permit. It will be posted open on the ground and on this site at that time.
$5/Vehicle/day or Recreation Pass required at trailhead. Day Passes available at Stafford Creek Trailhead, 1 mile before Miller-Bear Trailhead. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest land.
Closed to motorized use April 15 thru June 15 yearly.
Facilities include roadside parking, a pit toilet, and dispersed campsites.
From Cle Elum, WA follow Highway 903/W for 2 miles. Continue straight onto Highway 10/ 970 and follow for 6.5 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road North Fork and follow for 13 miles. Take a right onto Forest Road 9737, go about 2 miles and then take another right on 9703 (Stafford Creek) and follow it to the end of the road where you’ll find the trailhead for both Iron Bear and Miller Peak trails.