Paradise Hills HP by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,130 ft
Prominence: 320

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This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023

Paradise Hills HP is the high point of the Paradise Hills, which are located northwest of Blackfoot Reservoir on the east side of Paradise Valley. It is most easily climbed via its north ridge from Paradise Road. USGS Paradise Valley

Paradise Hills HP (dead center) as viewed from the northeast on Paradise Road. Livingston Douglas Photo


From Exit 116 (Sunnyside Road) on I-15 in Idaho Falls, drive east on Sunnyside Road to its end at a signed “T” junction with Bond Road. This junction is 9.1 miles east of Ammon Road. Turn right/south onto Bone Road and drive 8.5 miles south to a signed junction with Blackfoot Reservoir Road, just south of Bone. Turn right/west onto Blackfoot Reservoir Road. The road quickly bends left/south and begins its journey to Blackfoot Reservoir. Drive 15.7 miles on Blackfoot Reservoir Road to a signed junction with Paradise Road (labeled as Brush Creek Road on the USGS topo map) at Four Corners. Turn right/southwest onto Paradise Road and drive 1.8 miles to an unsigned junction with a weak 2-track road just before crossing a cattle guard. Park here (6,790 feet). GPS coordinates: 43⁰05’05”N, 111⁰45’14”W.

North Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the road junction, walk a short distance west up Paradise Road to reach the road crossing of the north ridge. Leave the road here and scramble south up the ridge to the summit. Stay close to a fence row for the least-brushy going early on. Most of the ridge is easy, open scrub. The open summit has a decent cairn.

Looking up the north ridge (my ascent route) from near its base. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit cairn atop Paradise Hills HP. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Blackfoot Mountains

Longitude: -111.7542   Latitude: 43.080

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