Jackson Peak 8124

Elevation: 8,124 ft
Prominence: 464

This peak is not in the book.


This Jackson Peak, one of two Boise Mountains summits with this name, is located in the northeastern corner of the range. (Check out the other Jackson Peak) It’s summit holds the biggest fire lookout set ups in Idaho that I’ve observed. Road access is open to the public to within 0.2 miles of the summit. The view from the top is as big as a view can be and well worth the effort of getting to the summit.

I seldom included peaks in the book that had roads to the top. With advent of mountain biking and mellowing a bit in my old age, I started to visit roaded summits by I riding my mountain bike to the top of these peaks. These peaks, after all, do offer enjoyable mountain experiences.

Jackson Peak from FS-312.

Jackson Peak from FS-312.

In addition to tje large lookout, there is a large garage like structure on the summit. The lookout was staffed in 2016.

In addition to the large lookout, there is a large garage like structure on the summit. The lookout was staffed in 2016.

The ciew from the summit to toward the Sawtooths.

The view from the summit to toward the Sawtooths.

To access the peak by road use the Graham GS Road. [(B)(2.1)]. From Boise, take ID-21 for fifty five miles to the turn for FS-384 at the signed Edna Creek CG turn. Turn onto the excellent FS-384 gravel road and follow it to FS-312 in 4.0 miles. FS-312 is a good road but not recommended for passenger vehicles. In 11.0 miles the road reaches the signed junction with FS-598 which leads to the summit in 4.0 miles. There is a parking spot 0.2 miles and 200 feet below the summit for visitors. (See page 153 for additional details.)

The rules for visiting the top are found on this sign.

The rules for visiting the top are found on this sign.

If you are so inclined, along, hot trail also leads from the South Fork Payette River and ID-21 to the summit. Additionally, see the link below for Dan Robbins’ trip report for the details of a winter ascent.

Jackson Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

Jackson Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

USGS Jackson Peak

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.41359   Latitude: 44.07789

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