Elevation Gain
850.00 ft (259.08 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.50 mi (4.02 km)
Warming hut
No
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Mill B North is the often overlooked drainage that sits across from Mill B South's incredibly popular Lake Blanche Trail. This steep hike takes you up several switchbacks before heading into a thick forest of large pine trees and eventually to a great lookout up and down the canyon. At the base of the hike is a small waterfall that you can check out before heading up the trail to the southeast (back and to the right) of the falls.

After one and a half miles and 850 feet of gain, you will see a large berm on your right that denotes the lookout. While this is an easy place to get great views in the summer, it gets far more tricky and dangerous in the winter. The snow can pile up quite high and makes it tough to find a place to check out the views. Use extreme caution when approaching the edge, especially if you have not visited without the snow. This is a fun hike mainly because of the solitude and the challenge of hiking steep terrain in deep snow.

Mill B North is located in the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area. I would only recommend doing this snowshoe on "green" days according to the current backcountry conditions at the Utah Avalanche Center. The timing on this hike can be tricky in the winter; you'll want to wait for a day with deep enough snow to get good traction, but you must wait for the fresh snow to settle because of the steep walls that make it a potential avalanche hazard.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Steep and deep. Not crowded. Great views.

Cons

Avalanche danger.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

6,250.00 ft (1,905.00 m)

Highest point

7,100.00 ft (2,164.08 m)

Net Elevation Gain

850.00 ft (259.08 m)

Features

Near lake or river
Waterfalls
Big Game Watching
Big vistas

Typically multi-day

No

Groomed trail

No

Snowmobiles allowed

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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