Iron Bear & Miller Peak


Day Hike - Miller Peak/Iron Bear Loop

Join us for a full day of hiking with stunning scenery of the Stuart Range from atop Miller Peak.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft

We will meet at 5:00am at Tibbetts Lot, (1675 Newport Way NW, Issaquah).  At Tibbetts, we will re-arrange carpools to the TH. The drive to our trailhead is about 92.6 miles according to Google maps.  Riders should expect to compensate their drivers between $18.00 to $22.00 for the trip.  Drivers should bring a current Northwest Forest Pass.  The road crosses a stream near the end.  Depending on the vehicles we have and their ground clearance, we will either park in the lower parking lot or cross the stream and park in the upper lot.

We will stop in Cle Elum on the way home for a bite to eat.

I plan to do the loop clockwise starting from the Iron Bear TH.  The day will be long (>14 miles) but we will take a moderate pace (1.5 to 2.0 mph avg.)  The trip we are doing is on the Green Trails Mount Stuart, WA - No. 209 and Green Trails Liberty, WA - No. 210 maps.

I expect that most of the route will be snow-free by this time - I will let you know if we need to pack foot traction.  Note:  This trail is open to motorcycle use, so we may encounter a few of these riders along our route.


Iron Bear & Miller Peak

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    Green Trails Liberty No. 210

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Liberty

    USGS Enchantment Lakes

    USGS Blewett
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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