Elevation: 3,617 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 3617 is located due west of Squaw Butte in the Southwest Corner of the West Mountains. This minor peak is accessible early in the Spring and has a nice view of Squaw Butte. USGS Squaw Butte
Access this peak from Emmett and ID-52 which runs north through downtown Emmett. From the junction of ID-16/ID-52, follow ID-52 north to a 4-way intersection. ID-52 turns east toward Horseshoe Bend at this stop. Continue straight through the intersection on Black Canyon Road for 4.3 paved miles. Continue on the now-gravel Black Canyon Road for another 7.5 miles, where the road crosses a pass due east of Peak 3617.
A 4WD road heads west at this point, climbing up a slope to a junction. The road turns right at this junction and works down and around to the northwest and to a saddle just below the peak’s steep East Face. A 4WD scar continues up the face. Common sense dictates that you not attempt to drive it. If you hike from the main road, you will reach the summit in 0.7 miles with 360 feet of elevation gain. If you drive to the base of the face, you will have a 0.4 mile hike with 300 feet of elevation gain to reach the summit. Class 1.
Regions: West Mountains->WESTERN IDAHO
Mountain Range: West Mountains
Year Climbed: 2017
Longitude: -116.49019 Latitude: 44.06029