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This trail I would recommend for mountain bikers. In some spots it is difficult for trail runners to navigate large deposits of rocks, forcing runners to walk to avoid twisting an ankle. I was able to run about 75% of the trail, but walked 25% to prevent injury.

hiking
28 days ago

I would rate this trail more difficult than "moderate" for sure. Lots of wildlife - deer and birds. Came across four rattlesnakes on the trial. Also encountered a mountain lion near the top of the trail, only about 20 ft. off the path. Be aware if you are hiking with dogs or small children.

hiking
28 days ago

Haven’t been hiking in awhile so this trail was a great way to start. It was very helpful that a lot of it was in the shade. Can see views of Sierra Vista and surrounding mountains. I would recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Well travelled trail. Came across 4 mountain bikers, a few trail joggers and probably 20 hikers. Most of the trail is wide enough to walk 3 people abreast. My first hike in years being overweight and out of shape. Took me 2 1/2 hours. Most people do it in 2 hours. I feel going clockwise is easier.

Great hike ! But bring your trail app because you could easily go off trail !

Awesome trail full of wildlife and wildflowers. Started around 10 A.M. (woke up late), wasn’t too hot because you’re on the shaded side of the mountain at that time of the day and the temperature really drops when you reach that higher elevation. Once you’re a third of the way up it starts looking more like Colorado and a lot less like Arizona this time of the year. Took me three hours to hike up and an hour to run (away from the thunderstorm) down the mountain. Trail does get a little overgrown at times but if you’ve got the ap! Great Sunday hike and incredible view at the top.

All told, a pretty good hike. The majority of the trail is really an ATV trail consisting of loose stone of various sizes. As the elevation map shows it really is an uphill climb for the "out" part of the hike... but then you fly downhill for the return trip. Make sure to look around when the trees open up because you can get some spectacular views of the McClure and Garden canyons.

It was my first ride there and it was great but the altitude is brutal until you're use to it. I warn that bigger tires are better for this ride bc the rocks and gravel are slippery on the incline. I loved the ride and can't wait to ride again.

perfect hike, lots of shade.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
6 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!!

It's a beautiful area, but our map showed it connecting with the crest trail (#103) at Gate 2, and we weren't able to get that far. At 7300' we found a last cairn and were never able to find any other markers. We had not planned to go back down that trail, knowing that it was steep and difficult, and the leaves/pine needles covering the trail made it even worse. In the end, though, we had no choice but to turn back. Instead of a 6-hr loop, our hike turned into an 8-hr nightmare. This is a "never again" hike for us, unfortunately, though I am glad we went one time.

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.

Great trail with alternating shade and sun. Fairly level with moderate slopes. One of the more used trails with a lot of bikes

hiking
7 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
7 months ago

Nice scenic hike... Love the scenery and the climate. Plus there's plenty of shade along the way, if you're from AZ then you will appreciate this tid bit! The only drawback for me is the amount of hike traffic and how some recklessly speed by... I've had to jump out of the way to avoid being run over. So DO NOT wear headphones while traversing this trail! Also, please leash your pets... there's skunks in the area that will chase you and others when they're disturbed by the loose pets. Bring plenty of water, bring some shoes that have good traction and as always, let people know where you're going hiking!

hiking
8 months ago

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

First trek I’ve done since moving to Arizona. I definitely enjoyed it. Not too challenging if your new, and not too boring if you’re an avid hiker. Good length for a quick activity after work, whether you like exercise or stress relief or just quiet time. Only about 2 hours.

New to Arizona trails I wasn't sure what to expect, but went with a friend and had a great time. Lots of flat trails, but spectacular views, and a lot of shade which will be great for summer. lookin g for more just like this.

It's a great hike for all ages. Prepare for rocky terrain with several climbs. Spend most of the hike within the cover of a fairly dense forest. Well marked, well used trail, easy to follow.

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.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Fun loop for mountain biking. Clockwise recommended. Nice road and double track route up. Not too steep and not too crowded.
The single track is fun (it’s single track after all) with some fun berms and things you can use as kickers... watch for run-outs though, it can get rocky in spots. There aren’t any spots that you cannot make easy by simply slowing down. Don’t go fast with your beginner friends.
Counter clockwise could be fun if you prefer climbing single track and descending on rugged double track, but the blind curves would be an issue.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

A nice trail for training, running, walking. I used to horseback ride here but there are too many blind turns and mountain bikers so we no longer consider it safe for horses. Which is a shame since we made that trail. For the most part bikers are considerate but then there’s the other type....And folks need to keep dogs on leashes. It’s the law. I’ve been attacked by two dogs in separate incidents on this loop when one man lost control of a pit bull and another had a loose Shepard. So be aware, stay safe.

hiking
11 months ago

Great walk with the dog.

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mountain biking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Not for the beginner allot of steep sections on the trail.

backpacking
Monday, September 11, 2017

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.

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