Miller Hill

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4.5/5 (8 reviews)
Alpine, Utah (Utah County)
Last Updated: 11/24/2023
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Off-roading Miller Hill is a well-spent day meandering through wildflowers and a rich forest of pine and aspen. The journey will lead you to some awe-inspiring overlooks of the Wasatch Mountains. Aside from the beauty, the trail itself is a relatively easy-going dirt path with some rocky patches and a few minor challenges to keep the ride entertaining for both driver and passenger. Situated in the American Fork Mining District, formed in July of 1870, the trail offers an abundance of mining history with a few remaining sites to be seen. Jacob and William Miller discovered rich ore deposits on what would become known as Miller Hill. The Miller Hill Mine stopped producing ore by 1874, started up again briefly the following year, and then shut down permanently.

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4.5/5 (8)
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/24/2023

Done for the season. Until next year!
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/09/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This trail is open via Midway but seems to have more road damage than expected. The trail is overgrown so expect pinstripping through the majority of the trail. We only made it about half way before we turned around as there were downed trees and jagged roots along the side of the trail making it too risky for us to pass without potentially damaging a tire. Will definitely attempt this trail next year and bring better equipment to move or cut downed trees. Some of the rock obstacles, like waypoint 5, were more rutted out than expected but with 37s and a rear locker, we had no issues getting up and over though smaller vehicles with less clearance could scrape.
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Visited: 08/27/2023

Trail is now accessible via Midway.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/16/2022

Really fun trail. Beautiful this time of year. I'm not too familiar with trail ratings but I think point 5 might be more challenging than the pictures make it out to be. Not the most experienced off road driver but waypoint 5 is a little more washed out than what the guide has. Bumpy trail, pick your tire placement well and the views are worth it. Have a FJ with 3" lift and 33s and only scraped on point 5 on the way up due to poor line choice. Backdown was just fine.
Trail Review: Miller Hill - Zach Hallett
Trail Review: Miller Hill - Zach Hallett
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went up this with my stock JT Mojave and in-laws JK Rubicon. More clearance is better in several spots as some of the boulders are tall enough/scattered enough to hit a LCA mount or frame rail. Great trail with very rewarding views at the top of the mountains, valleys, and mines. The rocks at WP7 aren't so much optional anymore. WP5 is fun to pick the right line - dragged the bottom of my JT in a couple spots.
Trail Review: Miller Hill - Tyler Bowers

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