Elevation: 5,166 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published in September 2018.
Bernard Peak is located north of North Chilco Mountain. The peak was used as a fire lookout as early as 1918 when a 20-foot platform was built on the summit. Other towers were located on or near the summit until 1978. As a result, there is a road all the way to the summit.
Access and Route, Class 1
Leave US-95 at the Silverwood Theme Park, exit 446, and follow Bunco Road east for 2.6 miles. Bunco Road turns north/right at this point for 1.0 mile and then turns east again. Continue on this paved road until it turns into the well graded Forest Service (FS) road 332. Continue on FS-332 to its junction with FS-2707. Take FS-2707 north under a double set of power lines and then veer onto FS-2708, which leads to Bernard Peak’s summit. There is no sign identifying these last two roads but they are easily located if you have a map.
USGS Topo: Bayview