Peak 5268

Elevation: 5,268 ft
Prominence: 378

Looking up the west ridge toward the summit. of Peak 5268.

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 5268 is located in the Bennett Hills on the edge of the Snake River Plain northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho. It is a surprisingly nice low elevation peak which is best hiked in the early spring or in the fall. Take US-20 north from Mountain Home. The highway crosses the flats for several miles and then makes a big left hand turn and enters a canyon and starts to climb. Almost immediately you will reach a turnout on the right-hand side of the road. Turn  here and park. You are at the bottom of a small drainage at this point.

There is a fence with a gate. Go through the gate and follow a good trail up stream. The trail soon crosses a bridge. Soon after crossing the bridge, the canyon widens and easy slopes lead up on the right. Climb up this slope in a southeastern direction gaining around 200 feet of elevation and then turn due north. Hike north to the saddle between Points 4119 and 4671. From this saddle, hike east up the ridge. Bypassing point 4671 on its north side. You will then see the summit crown, comprised a 30-50 foot walls, above you. The easiest way to the top is to bypass the cliffs on their north side where the cliffs end. However, there is an easy route through the cliffs onmthe south side. Either way this is a Class 2 route.

Looking up tje west ridge toward the summit.

Looking up the west ridge toward the summit.

The cliff crown on the south side viewed from the west. The red line leads to the Class 2 opening in the cliffs.

The cliff crown on the south side viewed from the west. The red line leads to the Class 2 opening in the cliffs.

Looking down the peak's west ridge ajd the line of ascent from the saddle from the summit.

Looking down the peak’s west ridge and the line of ascent from the saddle from the summit.

The loop route I followed with John and Tamara Fadgen.

The loop route I followed with John and Tamara Fadgen.

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.5279   Latitude: 43.20919

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