Elevation: 9,323 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is found on Pages 121 and 122. Published August 2020
Center Mountain was once used as a fire lookout because of its commanding view. However, because of its remoteness it was soon abandoned. It is located in the FCRNRW east southeast of Edwardsburg on an long ridgeline that divides Little Marble Creek and Snowslide Creek. This ridge starts at Cougar Peak in the west and contains four ranked peaks. Center Mountain is the tallest and most prominent. USGS Center Mountain
Access is via the Cougar Basin Trail, FST-004 [(B)(3.2)(c) and (c.1) Page 137]. In 2000 the Forest Service reported the Center Mountain Trail was in disrepair. As of 2020 the Center Mountain Trail has, unfortunately, all but vanished for most of its distance. Dave Pahlas found only brief sections of trail as he traversed the ridge from south to north.
Center Ridge, Class 2
From just northeast of Cougar Peak follow Center Ridge on a zig-zag course to the peak. Use the link below to read Dave Pahlas’ trip report for additional details.