Elevation: 8,124 ft
This peak is not in the book.
This Jackson Peak, one of two Boise Mountains summits with this name, is located in the northeast corner of the range. Its summit has the biggest fire lookout setup in Idaho that I’ve ever seen. 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 is 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 such summits by riding my mountain bike to the top of these peaks. These peaks, after all, do offer enjoyable mountain experiences. USGS Jackson Peak
To access the peak by road, use the Graham GS Road [(B)(2.1) on Page 153]. From Boise, take ID-21 for 55 miles to the turn for FS-384 at the [signed] Edna Creek Campground 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 is not recommended for passenger vehicles. In 11.0 miles, the road reaches a 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.
A long, hot trail 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.
Regions: Boise Mountains->WESTERN IDAHO
Mountain Range: Boise Mountains
Year Climbed: 2016
Longitude: -115.41359 Latitude: 44.07789