Miller Canyon Trail to Miller Peak is a 10.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Vista Southeast, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,809 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

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.