Peak 6300

Elevation: 6,300 ft
Prominence: 680

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 6300 is located south of the Middle Fork Boise River. The peak is drained by Elk Creek, Corral Creek and Alder Creek. Access the peak from Middle Fork Boise River and Slide Gulch roads. Access [(C)(1) on page 154.] Follow the Slide Gulch Road southeast from the Middle Fork to the first pass which sits between Slide Gulch and Elk Creek. There is room to vehicles to park on the pass. From the pass follow the wandering ridge line northeast and then southeast to the summit. Expect to work your way through brush in a few spots. The ridge has some up and down but expect to gain nearly 2,000 feet in 2.5 miles. Class 2. USGS Twin Springs

Start out on the south side of a fence line that runs up the ridge. This shot was taken roughly 250 vertical feet above the pass. Peak 5424 is in the background right of center.

As you ascend higher you eventually will spot the summit.

The summit is guarded by two lower false summit. You can either go over them or side hill around them without trouble.

From Peak 6300 we followed the connecting ridge over to Peak 5440. The only downside of our walk was the need to hike 0.6 miles up the road to the pass where we started our hike.

My GPS track for our traverse.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2017

Longitude: -115.68609   Latitude: 43.63359

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