Elevation: 8,291 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Bear Valley Mountain is located in the southern reaches of the Central Salmon River Mountains. It rise abruptly above Bruce Meadows and offers a great view of the surrounding area, much of which has burned in the past 20 years. The lookout is no longer used and looks like it could topple at any time, but the road to the top is in good shape for mountain biking, which is my preferred way to climb this peak. The summit is roughly 3.5 miles from the Elk Creek Ranger Station with a 1,900 foot elevation gain. USGS Bear Valley Mountain
Access and Route, Class 1
Access the road to the summit (FS-583) from the Elk Creek Ranger Station, which is on FS-579 [(C)(1) on Page 138].