Iron Bear & Miller Peak

Iron Bear and Miller Peak done together is a 13-mile strenuous loop dayy hike. Hike the loop counterclockwise through alpine terrain up to the Teanaway Ridge, skirting the top of Miller Peak. Or hike out-and-back on either the Iron Bear or Miller Peak trails.

getting there

Take Exit 85 off of I-90, near Cle Elum. Drive six miles on State Route 970 to the Teanaway River Road. Turn left immediately after crossing the Teanaway River - there is a left turn lane onto this road. Follow Forest Road 9737 (North Fork Teanaway River Road) to 29 Pines Campground. Take the right fork just past the campground, continuing on Forest Road 9737. Then turn right on Forest Road 9703 (Stafford Creek Road) and drive to the trailhead at the end of the road (3,200 ft).

on the trail

Iron Bear

6 miles round trip, 1,900 feet of elevation gain, 4,400 ft high point difficulty: moderate

Miller Peak

8 miles round trip, 3,200 feet of elevation gain, 6,400 ft high point, difficulty: strenuous

Iron Bear/Miller Peak Loop

13 miles round trip, 3,800 feet of elevation gain, 6,400 ft high point, difficulty: very strenuous

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
  • 4,400 ft
Map
  • 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
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Iron Bear

Day Hiking Trip
Iron Bear is a strenuous 6 1/2 mile 1900 ft elevation gain hike with early
Difficulty: Strenuous
Fri, May 21, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants
Registration closes May 19
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Miller Peak

Day Hiking Trip
Adventurous hike in the Teanaway! Water crossings and snow expected.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, May 22, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes May 19
Seattle Branch

CHS 1 Hike - Iron Bear

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph) via Iron Bear/Teanaway Ridge
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Thu, May 27, 2021
No Prerequisites
0 participants
Registration closes May 24
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Iron Bear

Exploring Nature Trip
This is a hike for plant, bird &/or butterfly enthusiasts only. Novices welcome. Iron Bear
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 leader
Registration opens May 27
Seattle Branch
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  • Iron Bear
  • Miller Peak
  • Miller Peak/Iron Bear Loop
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