West Miller Hill Road

Total Miles
1.7

Elevation

313.10 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Miller Hill Road is a dirt base trail that travels up to a scenic vista looking over Glen Lake and the surrounding forest. This is one of the best overlooks in all of the Lower Peninsula. This route is slightly wider than one vehicle wide. There is cell service on top of the hill by the lookout. Some people choose to walk up the road to the lookout, so be vigilant and courteous of others. The main access to this route is off of South Dunns Farm Road. The other way is from South Hyland Road.

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West Miller Hill Road
West Miller Hill Road
West Miller Hill Road

Difficulty

This is mostly a dirt road that is just wide enough for two vehicles to squeak by if careful. It has a dirt base with no notable obstacles. Both ends of the trail are a little steep, so be aware of recent weather because the trail could be slippery.

History

"Here is a little background...In 1861 Daniel Miller, moved by missionary zeal, arrived with his two older sons in Northern Michigan which had just opened for homesteading. They filed a claim for 160 acres for each of them in Glen Arbor Township in Leelanau County which included a hill overlooking Glen Lake, Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island which was used as a scenic view and called "Miller's Hill". A year after filing their claims, the Daniel Miller family moved to Glen Haven near Sleeping Bear Bay. Rev Miller continued his ministerial work there until failing health forced him to retire. On March 18 and 20, within two days of each other, Daniel and Ann Miller died, victims of an influenza epidemic. They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City." Donald L. Miller - https://leelanau.com/springtime-view-from-miller-hill/

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

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Access Description

The main access to this route is off of South Dunns Farm Road. The other way is from South Hyland Road.

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