Explore the most popular views trails in Miller Peak Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Scenic and steep! I had to take a couple of rest breaks to enjoy the view lol! Saw lizards, deer, butterflies, and many different colored rocks.
As I was going up, met a couple, going down, who had their dogs with them. The two dogs were not on a leash. It appears that the dogs may have left a deposit on the trail. It was also a popular spot for flies.
Not a fun thing to deal with.
This is an awesome trail that makes you feel like you accomplished something just being there!
The tree shade keeps you cool most of the time. Bring water! Pace your hike, it's worth it!!

Trail is well marked and the views are great. However I would suggest that you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the trail head. The road to the trail head is not for the faint at heart. I questioned at times while driving to the trail head if it was worth the risk. There is a sign at the bridge that this road is not intended for passenger vehicles. One lane dirt road makes it difficult if you meet someone coming in the opposite direction.

This is a difficult trail. My gps says this out-and-back hike is closer to a total of 12 miles from the parking lot with 4k feet of elevation gain. The Miller Canyon Trail is a mile-long trail of steady, but moderate incline. It’s very nicely shaded, and there’s a creek flowing down the canyon. Then you hit the Miller Peak Trail. The first 1.5-2 miles is pretty steep with switchbacks. Once you hit bathtub spring, basically at the junction to Carr Peak, you only got two miles to the peak.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, though definitely on the easier side as it's largely designed for horses vice hikers. Could possibly even tackle a large portion of the trail and area on a mountain bike, though with the amount of horses around I would stress that any MTB'ers should be careful about flying through the single track sections. Overall it was very beautiful and a good way to spend the afternoon. Did the whole 8.6 mi in just under 3 hours, not counting my stops for pictures or to explore areas.

Not a lot of elevation gain throughout the area, though there are a handful of large rock outcroppings that I stopped and did some bouldering on. Nothing too crazy technical, but the rocks were the perfect grippiness to explore and make your own lines where ever. I think you'd have a lot of snakes around those boulders in the warmer months, so be wary.

hiking
4 months ago

It takes a little effort to get to the more interesting part of this trail, but it's cool once you do!

This is my preferred trail up to Carr Peak. While it does immediately start out with a. .3-mile steep and Rocky grade, there is a year-round spring at the half-mile mark (before entering the Miller Wilderness) where I stop to let my dogs drink and splash around. The spring is reinforced with a black tub. This trail joins the main trail and the Ramsey Vista trail at the .75- mile mark. There is ample parking at the trailhead across from the group campground.

hiking
6 months ago

One of my favorite hikes I’ve done and the weather was beautiful along with the endless views

This is NOT a moderate hike - definitely strenuous with steep uphill grades, 20% at times. Especially if you continue on to Miller Peak. The trail is easy to follow though.The steepest part is the mile after the boiler up to the crest trail. On the positive side, it's definitely the most forested/shaded trail in the Huachucas. 12 miles up and back to the peak and 4,000 ft of elevation gain. The creek is running and so is tub springs.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice, but tough trail! Right now it has some vegetation making parts of the trail hard to follow.

backpacking
9 months ago

This is NOT a moderate hike - definitely strenuous with steep uphill grades, 20% at times. Especially if you continue on to Miller Peak. The trail is easy to follow though.The steepest part is the mile after the boiler up to the crest trail. On the positive side, it's definitely the most forested/shaded trail in the Huachucas. 12 miles up and back to the peak and 4,000 ft of elevation gain. The creek is running and so is tub springs.

10/10. Great trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Took on Miller Canyon last week. It was definitely tougher than I thought. couldn't get to the last 2 miles due to weather that moved in. But 8 miles total for the round trip was plenty. Great trail with tons of steady elevation through out, nice vegetation and well tended trail way. Recommend if you get a very early start during monsoon (July/August), otherwise afternoon weather will interrupt your hike.

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

We did this hike a few years ago. Nice canyon. I think we saw one other person that day that was it. I have hiked over here quite a bit, but had never taken this trail. We were trying for Miller peak, but when we got to the crest trail at the top of Miller Canyon, the wind was ridiculous. Again, to many nice days to hike than have to tolerate that kind of wind. There were some sketchy spots of snow along the trail beyond too that we didn't feel like sliding down. So we turned around and headed back down. Good trail up through the canyon though.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

I've been to the top of Miller several times. I actually stayed overnight once when the fire lookout cabin was still there. That was pretty cool. This was my wife's first time up. We did it from the top of the Carr Canyon road which helps cut off some elevation, but lengthens the hike. That's actually where I have done it from before each time too. The first stretch of trail out of the car park area is really rocky. So when you return from the hike, this section is something you wish wasn't there. There are many sections of burned forest along this trail. It's a shame as it was a beautiful forest many years ago. The views are much better of course, but sad that the forest burned. When you get to the cut off to Carr Peak, the trail becomes fairly easy as it skirts around the south face of Carr Peak and descends slowly to another trail junction. Here the trail joins the Arizona National Scenic Trail for the rest of the way to Miller Peak. There is also a trail that goes down Miller Canyon. From here the trail is pretty easy as well as it follows a crest. Once at the base of Miller Peak, it is a pretty good climb to get to the top. With the fire lookout no longer there, it looks a lot different on top. Excellent views all around though. We did this in late May of 2015 and the lady bugs were all over the peak like they usually are. It is a long day for sure, so one needs to leave fairly early. Feet will be sore by the time you get back :)

hiking
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This is a great trail to hike in December. I only made it 3/4 of the way before it started to get dark I had to turn around. The temperature also was noticeably cooler as I went up the mountain. Come prepared with a fleece!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nice hike. The weather can be 100% different at summit so prepare accordingly.

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

A really nice trail,one of the best so far...well marked & fun!!

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Awesome trail. There were a couple spots that were steep but worth the scenery at the top.

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

It was really fun!! I took my two year old so it was a little challenging and we didn't get very far. Even though we only went about 2 miles in there were some great views!! There are some washes you have to go through but there are well worn trails that take you right through them.

hiking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Very nice trail but snow in February prevented us from going to the peak. Beyond the intersection with crest trail head the trail was covered in white we lost it after a creek passing and had to turn around. Recommended

walking
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Great trek; wear jeans and bring plenty of water. Also, during the summer you need to watch out for the rattlesnakes. They tend to avoid us, but every once in awhile you'll find one on the trail. Just keep your ears open.

birding
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Best Hummingbird location in the world.

on Miller Canyon Trail

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Didn't quite complete this one and make it to the peak, but hiked on it twice with the furthest going about 4-5 miles. Nice hike, the vegetation changes are really interesting. It's pretty shaded most of the way so not a bad one to do in the summer. Watch out for losing the trail as it crosses the stream, I've almost done that twice now.

hiking
Sunday, November 25, 2012

The beginning of this trail is kindof different, winding uphill of a house with weird sounding animals. Then the trail gets into the woods and is really nice. There are a few places where the trail is washed out, but it just makes it more exciting. We only made it about half way up (2.5 miles) and the sun went down and got a little chilly. We'll make it the rest of the way and update this review in a few days. There are a few trails that branch off, and I'm not certain which one is which, but they're probably all good trails. Nice little parking lot at the trailhead.

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