Peak 4749 (Reynolds Peak)

Elevation: 4,749 ft
Prominence: 609

This outcrop is the highest point of Reynolds Peak. Circle around the north side where you will find a tall step that leads to the top. There is a summit register.

This peak is not in the book. Published March 2019


Peak 4749 sits north of the former village of Reynolds, Idaho. The summit is the culmination of a long south to north trending ridge line that forms the eastern wall of the impressive Reynolds Creek canyon. The paved Reynolds Creek road, which does not actually follow Reynolds Creek, parallels the peak’s eastern flank. In addition to the route set out below, there are undoubtedly numerous lines one could follow from the road to the summit.

USGS Topo: Wilson Peak


Access

Use the Reynolds Creek road directions [(A)(1) page 346] to access the peak. This road leaves ID-78 1.1 miles east of the ID-45/ID-78 junction. Follow the road south for 7.8 miles. Turn right/west onto a rough side road (high clearance vehicle recommended) and continue following the road west to a junction in 0.8 miles. Park here. See map.

My GPS track. The blue is the driving route from the Reynolds Creek Road to the parking area. The pink, the hiking route.

My GPS track. The blue is the driving route from the Reynolds Creek Road to the parking area. The pink, the hiking route.


North Ridge, Class 2

From your parking spot, a 4WD road heads south toward the summit. The road quickly turns into a ATV trail as it weaves its way south along the peaks broad, rolling ridge. The trail eventually drops off the ridge. Leave the trail and stay near the ridge crest until you reach the summit.

This route has great views along its entire distance with Soldier Cap standing to the northwest adding an exclamation point to your view. From the parking spot the route covers 5.4 miles round trip with 850 feet of elevation gain.

Following the ridge south toward the summit on a snowy March day. The summit does not come in to view until the last 200 yards of the hike.

Following the ridge south toward the summit on a snowy March day. The summit does not come into view until the last 200 yards of the hike.

This outcrop is the highest point of Reynolds Peak. Circle around the north side where you will find a tall step that leads to the top. There is a summit register.

This outcrop is the highest point of Reynolds Peak. Circle around the north side where you will find a tall step that leads to the top. There is a summit register.

Soldier Cap from near the summit of Reynolds Peak on a snowy March day.

Soldier Cap from near the summit of Reynolds Peak on a snowy March day.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -116.73189   Latitude: 43.26139

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