Miller Peak Trail

HARD 25 reviews

Miller Peak Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hereford, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2992 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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forest

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This was a great hike. Would be best to do in the spring when the wildflowers at the top are in bloom. The first third was desert, second third was forest, and the very last bit was a wildflower field. The hike is very straightforward, but difficult due to sun exposure throughout and the length of the trail, (5.4 miles from Montezuma Pass parking lot). Make sure to bring plenty of water. I heard a large animal moving through the forest, but couldn't tell what it was before it ran off, so bear spray wouldn't hurt to bring along too if you have it. Amazing views from the top!

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21 days ago

excellent hike -- pleasant grade and almost constant great views. Can be done in 4.25 to 5 hours if you don't dilly-dally. Worth the drive from Tucson.

hiking
2 months ago

Parked at Montezuma Pass parking lot, departed at about 8:00A.M. It took us about 2hr. 45min to reach the top (with brief stops throughout) and then about 1hr. 40min (with no stops) for the return trip. Very fun. Very scenic. You can see the parts of the U.S.-Mexico border wall from certain points. Very diverse trail segments. They'll be a half mile stretch where you feel like you're trudging through a desert then another half mile where you're in a coastal forest and then another where you're traveling along the wildflower ridden hills of Montana! There was no elevation sign at the top. This mountain complex can be subject to sporadic storms, so come prepared for that. The encroaching vegetation on some portions of the trail was very wet from overnight rain (soggy socks, yum), so if that does not float your boat...well then bring extra socks! Definitely the best hike in the Sierra Vista area.

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3 months ago

5 months ago

8 months ago

Moderate. First mile and 1/2 are up and up, then the grades are pretty moderate and steady.

8 months ago

It's more than moderate. Great views!!

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9 months ago

I am so glad I did this hike. Amazing views and I very surreal feel when nobody else is really on the trail. Quiet and peaceful. Hike starts with pretty steady inclines and is then pretty easy until you get about a mile to the summit. Incline picks up and I was hiking through snow. It was very cold at the top, I suggest a windbreaker. Worth the drive down from Phoenix. Make sure you are in shape though and bring at least 3 liters of water!

11 months ago

11 months ago

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Good little hike. It was actually 5.2 miles one way. More moderate than hard. Didn't see a person during the hike on a Saturday which is pretty surprising. If you're in the SV area, have about 5 hours, and want an enjoyable hike up to some beautiful views of the city; make your way up millers peak.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Great hike. The weather can change rapidly so prepare accordingly.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Moderate to difficult hike. Beautiful views, bring rain gear July through October.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beautiful hike, great views. Trail was easy to follow. More information here: http://yourcameraisnotbigenough.blogspot.com/2015/10/finding-autumn-in-southern-arizona.html?m=1

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It's all uphill so be prepared for a small challenge but the views are spectacular. On one side is Mexico and the other is America!

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Monday, January 04, 2016

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Awesome hike, moderately challenging, great views! Trailhead begins in the Montezuma's Pass parking lot, and takes you through countless switchbacks. The summit is easily achieved with 0 climbing required. Set aside around 6 hours for the out-and-back and enjoy the hike!

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Did this beautiful hike last weekend. Could not have asked for a better day. Scattered clouds, high 70's - low 80's. Saw maybe 10 others on the trail. About 10.5 miles total with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet. Challenging but very doable; took me about 5 hours and I was taking lots of pictures. Wildflowers galore and the trail was overgrown in some areas but never lost sight of the trail. So green and beautiful. No animals or trash anywhere. I did have to ration my water so make sure you take enough with you. My iPhone indicated I was in Mexico when I was standing on the peak!

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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Good hike today. We only went up the trail until it crosses the wash and heads up the mountain. The water was running a various spots, but was not running in most places. No trash but we did see the bear dropping mentioned in a previous review.