This peak is not in the book. Additional Danskin Mountains access information can be found in the book at (D)(1) at pages 154-5 and (G)(1) at page 156. Also see the following website page: Danskin Mountains OHV Trails. Published May 2018
Rasberry Peak is located between the main Danskin Mountains crest and the South Fork Boise River. Like many of the northeast Danskin peaks, 5081′ “Raspberry Peak” (aka the real “Devils Hole Peak”) lends 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 the additional ridge walk out to Point 4899′ is even more enjoyable with still better views down into Devils Hole, but I unfortunately ran out of time to complete that trek.
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 is 2,500 feet of elevation gain over 8 miles. Continuing on down into Devils Hole itself is well worth the extra effort as the views keep getting better despite obvious fire activity, and is also a blast on a mountain bike, you can easily make a loop out of the trek when connecting with Trail #317 to the north.
1) Make your way to the Case Creek Trailhead along Danskin Lookout Road #167.
2) Just passed Case Creek Trailhead is the intersection with Road#192. Either park here, or continue north on Road #192 with high clearance 4WD capable vehicles only.
3) Head right/east on Road #192A. 4WD motorized vehicles are legal for as long as you believe you can handle it.
4) You’ll reach Trail #340 at the obvious 5300′ ridge. Only OHV’s are allowed beyond this point. Continue down Trail#340 to Trail #331.
5) Continue down Trail #331 until you must obviously begin cross-country climbing Raspberry Peak.
Raspberry Peak from Ballinger Flat. Erik Pohlmann Photo
Raspberry Peak when approaching on Trail#331. Erik Pohlmann Photo
Raspberry Peak’s attractive horseshoe shaped summit. Erik Pohlmann Photo