Although commonly referred to as Stafford Creek, the best parking and camping area for stock use is at the Miller Creek / Iron Bear Creek trailhead located just past the very popular
Stafford Creek trailhead. The Miller to Bear Creek route is a moderately strenuous 13 mile loop that starts and ends at the trailhead and offers superlative views of the Cascade Mountain
ranges, including views of Mount Rainer and Mount Adams in addition to Mount Stewart which towers nearby.
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- 13 miles of trails
- The trailhead has a vault toilet and 4 to 5 areas suitable for dispersed camping nearby.
- The nearby Miller and Bear Creeks provide easily accessed stock water.
- The camp sites have plenty of trees suitable for setting up high lines.
- Navigating this route is easy as the trails are signed at every intersection.
- Once you reach the ridge lines you’ll have many areas where trees are scarce offering tremendous views.
- Land Manager = Okanogan - Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
- A forest pass is required for this area.
- Certified weed free feed is required for stock use.
Forest Service Road 9703 is very rough, expect ruts, potholes, and to take at least 30 minutes to get to the trailhead, at the very end, from the turnoff.
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