Freeman Peak

Elevation: 8,111 ft
Prominence: 441

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 146.


This peak is an easy ascent from the dirt roads that crosses between it and Pilot Peak. The peak sees a lot use in the winter by snowmobiles. You can ride your mountain bike nearly to the top in the summer.

Freeman Peak from Pilot Peak.

Freeman Peak from Pilot Peak.

ACCESS AND ADDITIONAL ROUTE.

North Ridge Route (Class 2).

This route is not in the book. Access the peak from ID-21 at Mores Creek Summit by turning north onto FS-380. Follow this rough road to the saddle northwest of the summit of Pilot Peak. There is a four way junction at this point. A right turn will take you to Pilot Peak. A left turn will take you on a difficult 4WD road that follows the ridge top toward Freeman Peak. Continue north on FS-380 dropping off the saddle to the first major intersection. Turn left and follow this road southwest until the road reaches a junction on the ridge crest east of Freeman Peak. The left fork goes around the south side of the peak to a saddle south of the summit. The right fork leads around the north side of the peak, Follow the north side fork. Stay on the most used route. On the north side you will encounter FST-690 heading off toward Peak 7905. Stay on the main road and continue around Freeman Peak. Keep left at the next junction and follow the road to a saddle at the base of the peak. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Park in this saddle and follow a very faint ATV trail up hill. This trail eventually disappears in the flower covered ridge above. Continue up the ridge through meadows and around groves of trees to the summit. This route is 0.6 miles one way with 260 feet of elevation gain. See the access map below.

The summit.

The summit.

The broad north ridge was covered with lupine in August of 2017.

The broad north ridge was covered with lupine in August of 2017.

Peak 7905/Freeman Peak access. Note, that the FS and USGS topos do not accurately show all of the roads in this area.

Peak 7905/Freeman Peak access. Note, that the FS and USGS topos do not accurately show all of the roads in this area.

The summit of Freeman Peak is a popular destination for snowmobile enthusiast. Dan Robbins Photo

The summit of Freeman Peak is a popular destination for snowmobile enthusiast. Dan Robbins Photo

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2007, 2017

Longitude: -115.70769   Latitude: 43.95129

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