Miller Peak Trail #1379


The Miller Peak Trail begins at Forest Road 9703 and ends at County Line Trail #1226.

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

Current Conditions: Seasonal motorized closure in effect yearly snow fall through June 15. If conditions permit, this trail may be opened to motorized use prior to June 15 and will be posted open at that time both on the ground and on this site. 
Operational Hours: Seasonal motorized closure in effect yearly snowfall through June 15. If conditions permit, this trail may be opened to motorized use prior to June 15 and will be posted open at that time both on the ground and on this site. 
Fees: $5/vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass, or Federal Interagency Recreation Pass required at trailhead. Fee tube located at Stafford Creek trailhead 1 mile prior to reaching Miller-Bear trailhead. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest lands.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cle Elum Ellensburg

General Information

Parking:

Facilities include roadside parking, a pit toilet, and dispersed campsites.


Directions:

From Cle Elum, WA follow Highway 970 8.5 miles and turn left on Teanaway Road and follow for 13 miles to the end of the pavement. Veer right onto Forest Road 9737, go about 2 miles and then take veer 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.


Activities

Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles