Kelly Mountain 4820

Elevation: 4,820 ft
Prominence: 186

The summit of Kelly Mountain. John Platt Photo

This peal is not in the book. Published May 2019


This is one of seven Idaho peaks named Kelly Mountain. It is located east of Riggins, Idaho and just north of the main fork of the Salmon River. John Platt recommends this peak as a great early season hike. His trip report is linked below.

The summit of Kelly Mountain. John Platt Photo

The summit of Kelly Mountain. John Platt Photo

Access

Access this peak from Riggins by taking the Big Salmon River Road, FS-1614 east for 14.0 miles to the point where the road crosses from the north side of the river to the south side. The trailhead for FST-119 is located on the north side at this point.

South Ridge, Class 1+

Follow FST-119 along the river for roughly 0.75 miles to its junction with FST-121. Take FST-121 steeply uphill to the site of the old fire lookout. Continue on up the ridge to peak’s high point. FST-121 does not get much use but crosses mostly open slopes.

FST-121 climbing up the peak’s south ridge. John Platt Photo

FST-121 climbing up the peak’s south ridge. John Platt Photo

John Platt’s GPS track. His route covered 7.3 miles round trip and 3,747 feet of gain. The gain reading seems a bit high considering the starting point is 1,908 feet.

John Platt’s GPS track. His route covered 7.3 miles round trip and 3,747 feet of gain. The gain reading seems a bit high considering the starting point is 1,908 feet.

Mountain Range: Southern Clearwater Peaks

Longitude: -116.11239   Latitude: 45.42629

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