Miller Peak Tr1379 is one of those epic Cle Elum rides, with a challenging ascent to the county line, awesome views of the wilderness ranges to the north, and some extreme downhill.
The 15% technical, switchbacking descent to Miller Creek demands attention and is the featured attraction of the Miller Peak Tr1379 loop.
Hill climbers seeking extreme terrain will also enjoy the challenge of the Teanaway Ridge Tr1364 ascent.
The spur trail to Miller Peak is a scramble of a hike, but offers a great view of the always impressive Stuart Range and nearby Three Brothers peaks.
Ding: The ride has just enough hike-a-bike to keep it from being a 10, but otherwise, this is one to check out.
The usual 17.5mi, 6100' ascent CCW loop starts with Iron Bear Tr1351, then 3.9mi (1550' ascent) of FR9714/FR113, followed by a 2550' climb over 5.4mi on County Line Tr1226 to Miller Peak, descending 3.2mi (2500', 15% descent) on Miller Peak Tr1379.
Suggested route: The loop can be shortened by eliminating the forest road excursion, ascending Teanaway Ridge Tr1364 to County Line Tr1226, trading a 7.8mi, 3200' ascent for a tough 1.6mi, 1185' (14%) ascent.
Intermediate option: combine Iron Bear Tr1351 with the southern section of Teanaway Ridge Tr1364 in an 11mi, 3200' ascent OAB ride.
Teanaway Ridge Tr1364 continues along Teanaway Ridge for 2.3mi (970' ascent) to FR111, which connects to FR9738.
Mt Goat ride: Nearby Stafford Creek Tr1359 and Standup Creek Tr1369 combine into an 11mi, 3600' ascent CCW loop, with a 14% grade ascent of the Earl Peak southern ridgeline saddle.
Accessed from SR97, FR111 Hovey Creek, FR112 and FR9714 Iron Creek get some XC Ski use.
The nearly vertical, 18% grade Standup Creek earns it's name, descending 3125' in 3.2mi.
County Line Trail 1226, Iron Bear Trail 1351, Miller Peak Trail 1379, Stafford Creek Tr1359, Standup Creek Trail 1369, Teanaway Ridge Trail 1364
29 Pines Campground, Beverly Campground, De Roux Campground, Teanaway Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.