Elevation: 5,380 ft
This peak is not in the book. Updated May 2019
This unnamed Danskin Mountains summit sits midway between Three Point Mountain and Kepros Mountain. The peak is a good destination on days when you don’t have enough time to hike all the way to Kepros Mountain. The route is set out below. For a more detailed description of the route, see the Kepros Mountain page. USGS Arrowrock Dam
From I-84, use Exit 64 east of Boise. From the exit, take the well-paved road north through rolling hill country. Keep left at the only paved fork (which has signs for stores in Prairie, Idaho). Continue on this road, which soon turns to gravel, to Black Creek Pass, 9 miles from I-84. A large parking area is located on the East Side of the pass and the trail starts on the West Side.
Kepros Trail, Class 1
From the parking area, cross the road and hike up the trail over 2 steep pitches. Just after reaching a small grove of stunted aspens, the trail cuts north across a side slope to a ridge top. The trail the runs west to a saddle north of Three Point Mountain. The trail continues through the saddle cutting across the ridge’s West Slopes until reaching a second saddle on the main ridge. The trail follows the ridge top to a third saddle. From this saddle, it once again follows the lower West Slopes of the ridge to a point due east of Peak 5380. The trail then climbs directly up the peak’s East Slopes to the ridge top where it intersects with a 4WD road. The summit is roughly 100 yards to the north.
Regions: Boise Mountains->Danskin Mountains->WESTERN IDAHO
Mountain Range: Boise Mountains
Year Climbed: 1990, 2001, 2002, 2014, 2017, 2019X2, 2020
Longitude: -115.94259 Latitude: 43.52919