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Miller Peak Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hereford, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until May.

Length 9.2 mi Elevation gain 3,044 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

Waypoints (2)
  • 1

    Park Boundary

    31.36774, -110.28316

  • 2

    Campsite

    Awesome campsite. Great view, but blocked by small brush.

    31.38359, -110.29592

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Reviews (91)
Photos (99)
Recordings (52)
Completed (163)
David Wolfe
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HikingOver grown

Absolutely beautiful trail with stunning views of the US and Mexico. It took me about 4.5 hours of hiking to complete this trip. The elevation didn't bother me much and it was amazing going through different climate zones. The last mile or so has lots of pine trees and nice shaded area. The trail was fairly overgrown and you will definitely be walking through some bushes and plants but it never got so bad you couldn't follow the path.

Christine Broderick
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Hiking

Wow, I loved this hike. Some of the sections of the crest trail leading up to Miller Peak didn’t even feel like Arizona. The hike up was a leg burner for sure. It took us three hours to get from Montezuma Pass Road to the peak. This was with breaks. We had the peak to ourselves. It was really windy and actually a little chilly because of the elevation.

Jenn Rivera
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HikingBugsRocky

I wasn’t fit enough to enjoy this one. I got about a mile and a half up the trail and had to turn back because the elevation/altitude got me. I’m from Florida. It was around an elevation of 6,500 feet when I turned around. I think you have to get much further to really enjoy any views, which was really disappointing. I like to see views as I climb. The views in the first mile plus are woodsy, nice water views if you’re lucky and there’s enough flow. No vistas on the way (for as long as I was on the trail). What was also frustrating - people really don’t pick up after their pets. The entire first quarter of a mile smelled like dog crap. People also just leave the bags on the side of the trail. Definitely not something I’ve experienced on other trails in AZ. There were also a lot of bugs when we went (Easter Sunday). So my recommendation is be prepared for bugs, icky smells and a high climb but your reward is at the top, not on the way. Definitely be careful coming down with the rocks.

Dusty Trailhead
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Mar 16 2020
Hiking

Very long views, maybe 100 miles on a clear day. Interesting trail as it climbs thru a few climate zones. It’s long. That’s why it’s “hard”. However, the trail goes through a burn area and appears to be slumping. So care should be taken traversing that area.

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Mario Adkins
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HikingRocky

Spectacular trail in Coranado National Memorial. The Crest trail has sky high open views of sky island section of Arizona. Most views are to the north. I saw a roadrunner on the trail. It is rocky and narrow on places, so be careful.

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A10 User
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Feb 12 2020
HikingIcyOver grownRockySnow

Such a brutal trail if you are not used to elevation. I live at 230ft MSL but found myself out in this area on work. You pass through desert, snow, and alpine on the journey. The first 2 miles or so are real leg burners. The final 3 to the summit are also pretty difficult, but its was the altitude and mental game that really got to me. As with most trails, the pay off is worth it once you summit. Bring a camera!

Terran User
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HikingIcySnow

Lots of ice along the trail. Highly recommend yaktrax or trekking poles this time of year.

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Jeremie Harris
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jan 11 2020
HikingRockySnow

Fairly tough hike with a good amount of snow that made for some loose footing, especially toward the top. Very steep elevation gains over the first and last miles. Snow was several inches deep near the summit. Used microspikes for part of the trail, and I was happy to have them. I'd consider myself an intermediate level hiker, and this trail lived up to its "hard" rating, in my opinion.

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Nicole Miller
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HikingIcySnow
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Ken Kilmurray
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Nov 02 2019
HikingRocky

A challenging trail due to its length, but none of it is actually difficult. Moderate at most. A little bit of a scramble for the last 100m to the peak. Easy to follow and well signed at the intersections.

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Tyler Burke
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HikingRocky
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dave stott
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Hiking

Did the hike on 9/14. Sky was overcast with very low ceiling, so I was in the clouds for the last 2 miles or so. The path transitions from the east side of the mountains to the west side, and the environment transitions from a high chaparral grassland, to a pine-forested sky island. Saw deer at the top and found a wildlife motion detector camera. Wind was blowing the whole time and the temp was in the high 40's at the top. The Border Patrol has a tracking station in the trail parking lot, watching for drug smugglers with radar and night cameras.

Charlie V.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Sep 14 2019
Hiking

Trail is very easy to follow, but still feels remote (in a good way). The views are amazing the whole time. As with most hikes in the Southwest I recommend wearing jeans, good trail shoes/boots, lots of water, and some food.

Derek DeWald
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HikingOver grown

Very nice trail in most spots. Few spots are definitely very over grown. Little longer than what all trails says. More around 5.2 miles to the top.

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Barry Regan
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

Did this trail on 7/10. Stunning views in all directions, but be forewarned that it doesn't appear park rangers have maintained the trail in a while because the brush is overgrown in several spots, making the trail hard to pass through starting around the 2-mile mark. I was also the only person on the trail. This didn't really bother me, but given the length of the trail and the inherent seclusion that comes with being at this elevation out in the mountains, it is something to consider!

David Kreinbrook
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 08 2019
HikingRocky

This was a beautiful trail with lots of visibility. It seemed like a good climb near the beginning then a reasonable break with switchbacks with an increase of angle in the final mile. It took us 2:30 to the crest and 1:45 back down The Little and medium rocks we're slippery and annoying on the feet, but other than that great trail. As others have said very little cover so protect yourself and bring 4 liter of water. You will thank me for that. The brushes can get tight so I recommend pants and a long sleeve shirt. Almost no poison ivy spotted just one bush off trail. I call it difficult just because of the small rocks and elevation over a short distance.

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Greg Shafer
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Hiking

Super rad long hike! Take lots of water and if you have any doubt just turn around! Spectacular 360 views from the top!! Easily one of top 5 hikes I've ever been on!!!

Melissa Vansickle
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 01 2019
Hiking

Trail was mostly exposed with little shade. Overgrown and brushy in some spots. The accomplishment and view on the top makes it well worth every step!!

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Brian Blankenship
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Pretty hard hike, but well worth it. The views from the top are amazing.

Patrick Ballard
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HikingRocky

I went in the Miller Canyon trail to the Peak trail. Long , step, and loose. The views are worth it. Bring something to break the wind, I’ve been up it twice and lots of gust up top. When you get to the bath tub you can take a couple of trails from there. Watch going down especially when it’s dry, loose fine gravel in area that loves to send you sliding. Too loose to run, wear long pant, trail is pretty well marked, but lots of sharp low brush in areas.

Gina Banes
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Hiking

I loved this hike. we found caves with grates on them, butterflies in November high on the mountain and breath taking views!! most of the hike was easy to moderate but there were areas that really burned the legs!

Jeremy Winans
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HikingRocky
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