Elevation: 4,721 ft
Climbing information for East Moscow Mountain, the lower eastern summit of the Palouse Range highpoint, Moscow Mountain of the Palouse is found on page 60.
East Moscow Mountain sits roughly 1.5 miles directly east of Moscow Mountain. The summit is located on a sliver public land and accessed by roads that cross through private land. These access routes have not been historically restricted but long-term access is not guaranteed. At present, the private land is open to day use and numerous mountain biking trails are open to the public. Always respect private property restrictions. I have included a link to the Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association’s website, which contains excellent information on the trails the group maintains in this area.
I have only skied to the top of the peak and that was in 1984. However, I believe the following road directions are good.
Access the peak from ID-8 and Troy, Idaho. In Troy, turn north onto the Big Meadow Road and then quickly turn left onto the Randall Flat Road. Follow this road for 2.0 miles to the Tamarack Road. The Tamarack Road climbs up to the top of a ridge in 4.0 miles where you will find a parking area. The road may or may not be open past this point.
When the road is open, it is possible to drive to the summit with a 4WD vehicle, but I recommend hiking the additional 2.2 miles to the summit following the deteriorating Tamarack Road for just under a mile to the narrow Moscow Mountain Road. Follow this road for 0.6 miles to the East Moscow Mountain Road and turn south. The summit is just 0.7 miles ahead.
USGS Topo: Moscow Mountain