Bally Mountain

Elevation: 6,818 ft
Prominence: 1,198

Bally Mountain. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book.

Bally Mountain is a former fire lookout site that is a worthwhile objective with big views from its summit. The peak is located on the West Edge of the Salmon River Mountains northwest of Goose Lake and Granite Mountain. There is a designated trail (of sorts) leading to its summit from the east. USGS Bally Mountain

Bally Mountain. John Platt Photo

Bally Mountain. John Platt Photo

Approach and Trail, Class 1+/Class 2

From New Meadows, Idaho drive north for 4.0 miles on US-95 to Brown Creek Road/FS- 294. Continue on FS-294 as the road meanders north and east for 10.5 miles. The trailhead is on the West Side of the road soon after the Granite Mountain trailhead. John Platt reports that finding the trailhead is complicated by the lack of poor or absent signing.

FST-166 is a trail that leads to the summit of Bally Mountain. According to the Forest Service, the trail is 1.75 miles long with 1,200 feet of elevation gain. Unfortunately (as of 2017), John Platt reports that while the trailhead is signed, the trail is in poor condition. John’s route (with bushwhacking thrown in) was slightly over 2 miles to the summit. Use the link below to read John’s trip report.

John Platt's GPS track.

John Platt’s GPS track.


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -116.25929   Latitude: 45.11319

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