Miller hill - TRAIL

Miller hill - Trail, Fort Lewis, Washington

lots of trails to choose from

User Reviews (11)

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MTB33   Racer [Oct 23, 2009]

On base, this spot might have potential, but there were very few trails that we thought were any good. Extreme lack of turns. All the "stunts" that were built are no longer running. It's kind of fire road style, straight trails that link up. We explored the whole network, and only found one trail with single track that was about a minute. Dirt seemed good, but this place needs some trailbuilding

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PFlo   Cross Country Rider [Feb 06, 2005]

This was a pretty good ride, lots of winding single track, some old over grown vehicle routes, lots of slick logs and exposed root, scattered quick steep downhills some with deep rutts and scatted stones and rock, there is really narly obstacle set up (the guy who built this stuff must be nuts); most is out of my league. Set up is complete with see saw, log runs, elevated wood runs varying from 1' to 2' wide winding and connecting to log runs and several 4'to 6' drops, well build course will have to practice and build the nerve to try the big drops and elevated log runs. If you have access to Ft. Lewis I would recommend checking it out, might have to wait till dry weather to try out the sick obstacle set up its really slick this time of year. I'll try to post some pics.

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Matt H.   [Dec 24, 1999]

Theres tons of trails that can keep you busy for hours and you can do them over and over and you'll never get tired of them!

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the short steep ones are the best. They give you a rush that makes you wanna shit your pants but after your done with it you wanna do it again!

Similar Products Used: The engineers bluff on Fort Lewis.
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Kurt   [Mar 31, 2000]

Nothing that difficult here, a little of everything. Lots of short single track loops that can be connected to make a decent, but short ride. Go play at the "bowl"
towards the south side of the Ed Center. There's a couple steep lines and fun drops.

Customer Service

Numerous entry/start points. If driving, park behind Stone Education Center. If you don't have Dept. Def sticker on your car, then don't bother...go to Victor Falls or Capital Forest instead.

Similar Products Used: This area is your best bet for Ft. Lewis. Engineer Bluff is prime for some trail building though...
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SmokeJumper   [Jun 12, 2000]

If you live on Lewis, and are looking for short, easy trial riding with lots of neiborhood childern playing in the woods; you've found your dream trail. If you're looking for a challenge, move on.

Similar Products Used: Get in contact with Range Control. Find out what ranges are open. The training area goes on forever, with lots different enviroments to choose from.
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Jesse   [Aug 19, 2000]

There are a few small ma made obstacles poppin up at various locations on the hill. If you've never ridden narrow sky bridges five feet off the ground before don't get pissed when yo eat the handle bars. Trust me I know how it feels. If anyone is interested in "Northshore" style riding, you know, trials minus the hopping around, e-mail me and I'd be more that happy to show ya. Provided your not the fuzz.

Customer Service

Any trail that descends from the top of the hill to the main roads below.

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Doug   [Feb 22, 2001]

Miller hill is an old military training area adjacent to a housing area. It has some dirt roads on it where signal units place sites from time to time. There is alot of single track which has a great deal of variety. For us who work at Fort Lewis it is a great place to ride 3-4 times a week and improve your skills going over logs. The single track includes steep up and down trails with numerous root-bound technical sections. There is a section where some "North Shore" types have their built up trails. For us mere mortals, we have a great time just riding about 7-8 mile loops within the mass of hills. We ride mostly in the evenings with lights during the winter. We maintain and build the trails ourselves. This is not a true destination type of epic trail.

Customer Service

Located close to main post entrance, Miller hill is located behind the Stone Education Center.

Similar Products Used: Engineer Bluff 2 miles away has a large assortment of tank trails. Watch out for the bears.
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fattiremike   [Jun 16, 2001]

I work on Fort Lewis, and I ride Miller Hill almost every day, and I along with an aquaintance of mine have built most of the more challenging trails on Miller Hill. The problem is that there is no map or any way to give directions to specific trails. So here is what I recommend. Miller Hill is surrounded on all sides by paved roads, and it is only maybe six square miles or so, so you can't really get lost. If you see what looks like a trail, take it. You may need to change your shorts afterwards, if you are not an advanced rider, though. There is North Shore stuff, and some very technical singletrack on this hill, if you know where to look. There are downhills on both the north and south sides, by the water tanks. Just look through the trees for the trailheads. We generally try to hide our trails entrances. Occasionally, there are kids up there playing, but not often. I have been running into two different black bears lately, one a female with a cub. They are generally fraidy cats, and will take off. If you are with someone else making noise, you will never see them.

You must ride the ladders and teeter totter if you are into that, and there is what I call the pit, located just west of the Ed Center where you parked. This can be found in a clump of fir trees a hundred yards to the west(left, facing the Ed Center) of the parking lot, not up on the hill. Good four to five foot root drops, and many short seventy degree drop ins, and freeride type stuff there too. I highly recommend it for those of us that enjoy that adrenaline thing. There are a couple of fun trails from the top that lead into the pit, you should try them. I come down on the west one, play in the pit, then climb out on the east one. It is a challenging short climb, that will have your heart rate up, I guarantee it!

Customer Service

Start behind Stone Education Center. If you don't have a DOD sticker, and you really want to ride Miller Hill, just stop at the Main Gate, and provided you have a drivers license, proof of insurance, and registration, you can get a pass. Just tell them you are going to Stone Ed Center. Heck, whats the worst they can do, kick you out? While you are at it, ask them for directions to the Ed Center!

Similar Products Used: This isn't what I would call a place to go and try to ride all day, like Victor Falls, but, if you live close by and need a place to hone your skills, this is it!
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Bustin Justin   [Jun 25, 2002]

I would only recomend this trail to the braviest weekend warriors. Some of the single track is as narrow as 3ft and we all know how tricky that can be. There are even some fallen trees in the way on some of the great big wide gravel roads. This is just too tuff of a trail system unless you are a pro like Bill "One Lung" Smedlap or Gary "Noodle Legs" McLarrynut.

Customer Service

Don't bother trying to find it. Go somewhere else.

Similar Products Used: the sidewalk around your block
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Jessy   [Jul 01, 2002]

There are North Shore style stunts about in the same area but alittle pedaling in between two of the major spots for riding.

Similar Products Used: The trails near Titlow, the head is on 6th ave.The trails are on TOA land.
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