Missouri Ridge

Elevation: 8,666 ft
Prominence: 466

This peak is not in the book.


Missouri Ridge is located due south of Pinnacles Peak. Climbing directions for Pinnacles Peak are found on page 121 of the book. The Missouri Ridge Route also works for ascents of Pinnacles Peak.

Take the Missouri Creek trail until you reach a cabin. From this point, an old trail proceeds to the top of the Missouri Ridge and to a saddle between Missouri Ridge and the Pinnacles. From this saddle, turn south and proceed up the ridge to the high point of Missouri Ridge. The trail was in poor shape in 1995 and it is probably worse now. It was originally a four-wheel-drive road or logging road. You will find plenty of downed trees on the route. Class 2+

USGS Topo: Edwardsburg

The Forest Service no longer shows the trail from the creek bottom to the ridge as a maintained trail. However, the boundary for the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness excludes the trail corridor from the wilderness. Thus, this map gives you a good idea of where the trail runs.

The Forest Service no longer shows the trail from the creek bottom to the ridge as a maintained trail. However, the boundary for the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness excludes the trail corridor from the wilderness. Thus, this map gives you a good idea of where the trail runs.

Missouri Ridge. November 2016. John Platt Photo

Missouri Ridge. November 2016. John Platt photo.

Missouri Ridge Is on the left and The Pinnacles on the right in this Google Earth image. The old trail ascends to the intervening saddle from Missouri creek which is the drainage behind Missouri Ridge.

Missouri Ridge is on the left and The Pinnacles on the right in this Google Earth image. The old trail ascends to the intervening saddle from Missouri Creek, which is the drainage behind Missouri Ridge.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Central Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 1988, 1995

Longitude: -115.35529   Latitude: 45.00239

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