Fox Peak by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 9,180 ft
Prominence: 520

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022

Fox Peak is located at the head of the Fox Creek and Rooks Creek drainages in the Smoky Mountains. It is most easily reached from East Fork Baker Creek Road, a narrow but drivable road from Baker Creek Road. Its northwest ridge is the shortest route to the summit. USGS Boyle Mountain

Fox Peak as viewed from the southeast. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Peak 8900. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 8900 and Fox Peak.

Southeast Shoulder, Class 2

The Climb

From the 8,620-foot connecting saddle with Peak 8900, hike north briefly on FST-938 then leave the trail to scramble northwest up a steep-ish shoulder of grass/scrub and a few scattered pines/snags to reach the cairned south summit of Fox Peak, a rocky outcrop. The south summit is the official summit. However, the north summit (which is a gentle hump) measures of equal height.

The summit of Fox Peak. Livingston Douglas Photo

Northeast Ridge, Class 2

The Descent

From the south summit, descend north to a minor saddle then up over the north summit hump. From the north summit, follow the ridge north-northeast then northeast then north-northeast to return to the parking pullout for the trailhead for FST-938. The northeast ridge is a mix of grass/scrub and bothersome, downed, charred logs and snags. There is a surprising amount of deadfall for such a thinly-forested ridge.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Smoky Mountains

Longitude: -114.51469   Latitude: 43.72509

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