Berg Mountain

Elevation: 6,020 ft
Prominence: 320

The nondescript summit of Berg Mountain. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published May 2019


Berg Mountain is located 4.5 miles east of Riggins, Idaho and two miles north of the Salmon River. It is the southwestern most Clearwater Mountains summit and easily accessed from Riggins. This peak is a good early season destination. USGS Riggins Hot Springs

The nondescript summit of Berg Mountain. John Platt Photo

The nondescript summit of Berg Mountain. John Platt Photo

Access

Access this peak from Riggins by taking the Big Salmon River Road, FS-1614 east for 9.7 miles to the Allison Creek Road, FS-221. Follow FS-221 for 2.9 miles to a junction with FS-263. To climb this peak by John Platt’s route, follow FS-263 to the point shown on the map below. Follow FS-263 to its signed junction with FS-263A.  Note: you can continue to follow FS-263 to Square Saddle (9.4 miles from the start of 263) and climb the peak via a shorter hike from its north side.

John Platt’s GPS track. His route covered 6.6 miles with 1800 feet of gain round trip.

John Platt’s GPS track. His route covered 6.6 miles with 1800 feet of gain round trip.

East Rib/Southeast Ridge, Class 2

John’s route utilized the gated FS-263A Road to reach a rib that climbs up due west to the peak’s southeast ridge. Climb up the rib to the southeast ridge and follow it to the summit. Use the link below to read John Platt’s trip report for additional details and photos.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Southern Clearwater Peaks

Longitude: -116.21819   Latitude: 45.42549

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