Peak 5340 (Mayfield Peak) by Erik Pohlmann

Elevation: 5,340 ft
Prominence: 720

Mayfield Peak viewed from the west.

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


Mayfield Peak is located on the westernmost Danskin Mountains Crest. The summit is located on private property. Secure permission before ascending this peak. USGS The Roost

Mayfield Peak viewed from the west.

Mayfield Peak as viewed from the west.

Mayfield Peak viewed from the south.

Mayfield Peak as viewed from the south.

Mayfield Peak is really an unobtrusive 2-mile long ridge that runs in an East-West direction.  The high point is difficult to ascertain. It is supposedly located on its East End. Mayfield Benchmark is supposedly located on the West End although I’ve never been able to locate it.

When viewed from afar, this ridge can look deceptively dull and boring, but get up close and it’s actually quite interesting with a lot of character.  The ridge itself is comprised of multiple relatively prominent summits that make for a fairly short but interesting ridge walk. Its Southwest Slopes are littered with multiple large rocky outcrops that provide further personality.  The ridge can be accessed cross-country from Mayfield Road to the southwest, but beware of the maze of private property.  There are also trails leading very close to the high point from the Case Creek trailhead to the east, although the high point itself is located on a smaller unmarked patch of private property.

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Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Longitude: -115.79169   Latitude: 43.42719

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