Mores Mountain

Elevation: 7,260 ft
Prominence: 560

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 144 of the book. The book calls this peak, Mores Peak based on an old map. The official name is Mores Mountain. The measured elevation of 7,237 feet is on the [lower] East Summit. The West Summit is the high point of Mores Mountain at 7,260 feet.


As discussed in the book, there is a popular trail that will take you to this summit. The Forest Service charges $5 to park at the trailhead. The trail begins as a nature trail and forks shortly after it starts. Of course, as a loop trail, you can go either way. I prefer the left fork for the ascent. The trail to the left crosses under the peak’s South Slopes. After climbing about 500 vertical feet, the trail turns north and then drops down a bit. This is the spot to make the short climb to the summit, which is a short climb above you.

From the summit, you can return to the trail or head north through a shallow saddle to the peak’s other summit. The trail is just north of the second summit and then descends back to the trailhead. This is an easy hike of 2.3 miles. Taking the left fork gets you to the point where you leave the trail in just 0.7 miles. It’s another 0.08 miles to the summit with no trail and a total elevation gain of 540 feet. My GPS track is set out below. USGS Shafer Butte

Mores Mountain viewed from Shafer Butte.

Mores Mountain as viewed from Shafer Butte.

The trail begins here.

The trail begins here.

When you reach a junction by this sign, the nature trail runs off to your right and the Mores Mountain Round the Mountain trail goes off to your left.

When you reach a junction by this sign, the nature trail runs off to the right and the Mores Mountain Round-the-Mountain Trail goes off to the left.

This shot is looking up towards the summit from the point you leave the trail. It is easy off trail walking for 0.08 miles to the top with minimal elevation gain.

This shot is looking up towards the summit from the point where you leave the trail. It is an easy, off- trail hike of 0.08 miles to the top with minimal elevation gain.

The highest point on Mores Mountain is a short uphill walk from the trail.

The highest point on Mores Mountain is a short uphill walk from the trail.

Looking across saddle from the north summit to the true summit.

Looking across the saddle from the Point 7127 to the East Summit.

Mores Mountain GPS track from July 4, 2015.

Mores Mountain GPS track (7/4/15).

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 1986, 1995, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2017

Longitude: -116.093   Latitude: 43.79061

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