Miller Peak

March 23, 2017


Palm Springs, CA

Miller Peak is rather just a rocky bump on the east shoulder of San Jacinto Peak – the famed second highest peak in southern California. Miller Peak itself has very little prominence and is a mere 5-minute detour from the main San Jacinto trail. However, the summit is a rocky pinnacle and offers a few hands-on scrambling moves and thank to the pointy nature it has a bit more open views looking south. The ascent and approach is all written in the trip report of San Jacinto Peak and here I’m only showing the view from Miller Peak’s summit.

Miller Peak from Miller/San Jacinto col

Summit Panorama from Miller Peak. Click to view large size.

Jean Peak

The broad east side of San Jacinto Peak

San Gorgonio Mountain on the horizon

This is a southern view showing the low clouds still lingering

Toro Peak

The desert floor by Palm Springs

Me on the summit of Miller Peak

Looking steeply down the north side towards I-10 corridor