Millville Canyon, Several Peaks
15 Miles Round Trip
There are some streams in the spring but shouldn't be counted on in the summer
This hike is about half and half in sun so sunscreen is definitely needed
Rough 4x4 road ending with an easy scramble to the peak
Trail Head:41.66798 N, 111.80610 W
Millville Peak:41º 40′ 24″ N, 111º 42′ 29″ W
Upper Parking Area:41º 40′ 36″ N, 111º 42′ 59″ W
Millville Peak is a really pretty hike with a few different options. You can hike the whole way from the base of Millville Canyon. Or you can ride or drive off road the majority of the way which would make it an easy ridge climb. http://thetrekplanner.com/mount-logan-via-millville-canyon/ If you hike only the ridge it is 1.1 miles round trip with 500 feet of gain vs. hiking the whole canyon which is 15 miles round trip with 4448 feet of gain. This particular time I did the hike. Millville Peak is one of the highest peaks on the southern end of the Bear River Mountains at 9282 feet. Millville Canyon is a beautiful hike that is definitely long but is not too steep until the final push to the peak where it climbs at at a decent clip. The canyon is beautiful but the peak looks very barren from the south side which you approach from but I promise once on top it is beautiful and very forested. This satellite view shows you the difference of the two sides of the peak.
The canyon mouth has a very large parking area located just above Millville.
Here are some photos that show the terrain you will see as you hike on the rough 4×4 road.
Once you have climbed the main canyon your first view of the peak will be available. It is the high point in the center of the photo. Just to the right of the peak you can see a small rock outcrop. This is where you can park if you drove up or where you will leave the 4×4 road if you are hiking.
This is the large open upper parking area. There are no signs so it is kind of just park where you want. Just don’t block the road.
Start hiking towards the rock outcrop mentioned earlier.
There are some really pretty trees in this part of the hike with good panoramic views.
There is no official trail to the peak so just choose the easiest route for you up the ridge line. It doesn’t look overly steep in photos but it definitely is on the final approach.
Once on top the views are amazing. You can see parts of four states on a clear day. The best view from the top is the south side of nearby Mount Logan. Other peaks visible from the top are the entire Wellsville Range, Willard Peak, Ben Lomond, and the high peaks of the Uintahs.
Here are the other directions and a panorama looking down into Cache Valley.
You can either return back down Millville Canyon as I did or you can also hike down Providence Canyon if you want to set up a shuttle. The providence route is much steeper but a little shorter.
This is a great hike through one of my favorite areas. You will most likely see other people but I have never seen it with what I would call crowded. Its a long strenuous hike with a lot of elevation gain but the rewards are well worth the effort.