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
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
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  • Green Trails Liberty No. 210
  • USGS Red Top Mtn
  • USGS Liberty
  • USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • USGS Blewett

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Iron Bear

Day Hiking Trip
Gorgeous out and back hike full of spring wildflowers and views. Fingers crossed for bluebird
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
No Prerequisites
5 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Jun 2
Tacoma Branch
Jeryl Kolb

Naturalist Trip - Iron Bear & Miller Peak

Naturalist Trip
Iron Bear is a pleasant trip off of hwy 97 on Teanaway Ridge. We will
Difficulty: Moderate
Thu, Jun 15, 2023
No Prerequisites
9 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Jun 5
Seattle Branch
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