Moscow Mountain

Elevation: 4,983 ft
Prominence: 2,093

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 60 of the book.


Moscow Mountain is the high point of the Palouse Range of the Clearwater Mountains. It rises up directly north of Moscow, Idaho. The summit is not on public land and although access has not been historically restricted, continued public access is not guaranteed. At present, I have read reports that access to the summit is open to day use and that there are numerous mountain biking trails open to the public in the area. Always respect private property restrictions.

I have included links to (1) a 2015 trip report by Richard Carey with recent access instructions from the northwest and (2) the Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association’s website, which contains excellent information on the trails it maintains in this area. While the MAMBA website does not have directions to the summit, it does have a lot of useful information. USGS Moscow Mountain

Moscow Mountain.

Moscow Mountain

To access the peak from ID-8 and Troy, Idaho: In Troy, turn north onto Big Meadow Road and then quickly turn left onto Randall Flat Road. Follow this road for 2.0 miles to Tamarack Road. Tamarack Road climbs up to the top of a ridge in 4.0 miles, where you will find a parking area. The road may or may not be open past this point. When the road is open, it is my understanding that is possible to drive to the summit with a 4WD vehicle by following the Tamarack Road for just under a mile to the narrow Moscow Mountain Road.

Follow this road for 0.6 miles where you will find a junction for East Moscow Mountain Road. Continue west on Moscow Mountain Road for roughly 0.4 miles, where there is a junction on the left (south) at just over 4,500 feet. I believe this road is closed to vehicles but is open to foot traffic. It has been over 30 years since I climbed the peak. Please email me if you have more up to date access information.

Mountain Range: Northern Clearwater Mountains

Year Climbed: 1985

Longitude: -116.86879   Latitude: 46.80349

Photos:

Share this post ...Facebooktwitterredditpinterestmail

Comments are closed.