This peak is not in the book. Additional Danskin Mountains access information is in the book [(D)(1) on Pages 154-155 and (G)(1) on Page 156]. Also see the following website page: Danskin Mountains OHV Trails. Published May 2018
Raspberry Peak is located between the main Danskin Mountains Crest and the South Fork Boise River. Like many of the northeast Danskin peaks, Raspberry Peak (the real “Devils Hole Peak”) offers tremendous views of the wildly-varying surroundings. It has a unique and attractive horseshoe-shaped summit that makes for a wonderful short stroll. I suspect that the additional ridge walk out to Point 4899 is even more enjoyable with still better views down into Devils Hole, but I ran out of time to complete that trek. USGS Danskin Peak
Raspberry Peak. Erik Pohlmann Photo
The approach, which is easily mountain bike-able, is one of my favorites in the entire range as it drops down into a scenic and lightly forested tributary of Devils Hole Creek. Round trip stats: 8 miles with 2,500 feet of elevation gain. Continuing on down into Devils Hole itself is well worth the extra effort, as the views keep getting better despite obvious fire activity. It is a blast on a mountain bike. You can easily make a loop out of the trek when connecting with FST-317 to the north.
1) Make your way to the Case Creek trailhead along Danskin Lookout Road/FS-167.
2) Just past Case Creek trailhead is the intersection with FS-192. Either park here or continue north on FS-192 with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle.
3) Head right/east on FS-192A. 4WD motorized vehicles are legal for as long as you believe you can handle it.
4) You reach FST-340 at the obvious 5,300-foot ridge. Only OHVs are allowed beyond this point. Continue down FST-340 to FST-331.
5) Continue down FST-331 until you must obviously begin cross-country climbing to reach Raspberry Peak.
Raspberry Peak as viewed from Ballinger Flat. Erik Pohlmann Photo
Raspberry Peak as viewed from FST-331. Erik Pohlmann Photo
Raspberry Peak’s attractive horseshoe-shaped summit. Erik Pohlmann Photo