Henderson Peak by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 8,312 ft
Prominence: 692

This peak is not in the book.


Henderson Peak is located approximately 4 miles southeast of Garns Mountain in the Big Hole Mountains. The summit provides great views of various Big Hole peaks, the City of Victor and the Teton Mountains. The Big Hole Mountains, and especially trails that are readily accessible from Victor, are very popular and parking might be limited at trailheads. USGS Garns Mountain


Patterson Creek Approach

View along Patterson Ridge from near the summit of Henderson Peak on a rainy Fall afternoon. Steve Mandella Photo

From Victor, access FST-237 via West 6750 Street. Take FST-237 to the point at which it narrows and the FST-237 sign is posted. Immediately to the left, there is a small area where a few vehicles can be parked.

Continue northwesterly on FST-237. This trail turns into FST-218 and parallels Patterson Creek for most of the way. Continue toward a saddle where FST-218 intersects FST-235 on Mahogany Ridge. Head northeast on FST-235. This trail proceeds in the direction of the summit but does not go to the summit, so off-trail hiking is needed. From the summit, there is an unmarked, unmapped, but clearly used trail that follows Patterson Ridge, and parallels FST-218, that makes a nice loop hike.


Dry Fork/Horse Heaven Approach

Fall colors on Henderson Peak. Steve Mandella Photo

A longer hike to Henderson Peak’s summit, this approach also goes through Horse Heaven and passes next to unranked Peak 8209.

From Victor, access FST-544 via West 5750 Street and Henderson Canyon Road. FST-544 turns into FST-235 and follows Mahogany Ridge, approaching Henderson Peak’s summit from the northeast.

 

The Patterson Creek/Patterson Ridge loop route to the summit of Henderson Peak. Steve Mandella GPS track

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Big Hole and Snake River Mountains

Longitude: -111.25501   Latitude: 43.65359

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