East Moscow Mountain

Elevation: 4,721 ft
Prominence: 131

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 60 of the book.


East Moscow Mountain is the [lower] eastern summit of Moscow Mountain (the Palouse Range high point). It sits roughly 1.5 miles directly east of Moscow Mountain. The summit is located on a sliver of public land and is 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 that the following road directions are good. USGS Moscow Mountain

Access the peak from ID-8 in Troy, Idaho. In Troy, turn north onto Big Meadow Road and then quickly turn left onto Randall Flat Road. Follow this road for 2.0 miles to Tamarack Road. Tamarack Road climbs 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 away.

Mountain Range: Northern Clearwater Mountains

Year Climbed: 1984

Longitude: -116.83939   Latitude: 46.80429

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