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 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

Jackson Peak from FS-312.

Jackson Peak as viewed 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 of the Sawtooth Range from the summit of 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.

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

The rules for visiting the summit of Jackson Peak are found on this sign.

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.

Jackson Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

Jackson Peak. Dan Robbins Photo

 

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.41359   Latitude: 44.07789

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