From what I can tell, this trail is incorrectly marked. Millvue Peak is the summit with the man-made building near the top. Travel past this point is possible, but the trails gets increasingly difficult to follow, until it fades and turns into a scramble or bushwhack to further peaks. There is no clear trail (yet) following the trail shown on the map.
With that said, the hike up to Millvue Peak at 8926 ft. is well marked and moderate. There are a couple steeper parts up to the summit, but nothing too long or difficult. It's a nice extension from the Lambs Canyon/Elbow Fork area, and dogs can still be on the Millvue Peak trail.
Although at some points it was pretty steep, it was a really nice hike. Recent rain storms have made the soil of some parts of the trail damp which creates a slipping hazard. Watch your footing and use trekking poles if you have them. Some parts I even had to do a bit of scrambling. Also not there are a few large fallen trees on the trail but they aren't too hard to get past. Be mindful of the altitude too! If you start getting a headache, turn back!
The views at the top of the mountain are fantastic. I loved this view of the twin peaks mountains. In the end, there's a lot of reward for such a short hike.
I had planned on doing an easy hike, but accidentally pulled off the road a bit earlier than I should have. This hike was really beautiful, the leaves had changed and the first 2 miles was a steady incline but the last half mile was a little more difficult. It was a great hike even though not the one I originally wanted. I saw 3 deer on the way down.
Very steep hike but well worth it. 360 degree views from the top and a couple of cool mines and broken down mining shacks. I definitely passed where the trail splits off for Kessler Peak because it really does just look like a stream bed so pay attention.
Awesome hike! Steep but nothing too extreme. Initially followed the Donut Falls trail until a fork to the Cardiff Road...actually had to head down the old mine road towards the trailhead a bit to meet up with the Kessler trail. Trail was extremely overgrown for probably the first mile or so. I completed the hike the third week of June and there was still some snow in a couple of spots which made things a little sketchy. Getting to the summit wasn't bad. There are some spots with fairly loose rock and steep drops, so watching your footing is key in those areas. Views from the top are fantastic!
Roz D. on Dog Lake Mill D North Fork Trail
it was a great hike in. came across some moose on the left side of the trail on the hike in. saw signs of bear activity in the area with some skat but other than that decent hike. My 7 year old was able to complete it with a few stops on the way of course