Elevation: 5,825 ft
This peak is not in the book. I have attached two photos by Rick Baugher to the end of Livingston’s narrative. Updated January 2023
East Hills HP is a ridgeline located southeast of Declo. Its summit offers an excellent view of the middle section of the Snake River Plain. It has a steep ATV trail leading up its west ridge and another 2-track leading along the ridge crest to the small, rocky summit. There is a “trailhead” parking area to boot. USGS Albion
From the junction of ID-77 and ID-81 in Declo, drive south on ID-77 for 2.1 miles to a signed junction with 300S Road. Turn left/east onto 300S and drive east for 1.9 miles to a trailhead parking area (4,575 feet). Park here.
Northwest Shoulder/West Ridge, Class 1
From the parking area, hike east up a steep ATV trail. You will cross a set of power lines very early on (with a crossing service road under them) and continue straight/east at an unsigned junction with another ATV trail that heads right/south. Ignore the other ATV trail. The original ATV trail initially follows a gully then climbs very steeply up onto a shoulder that bends right-ish/southeast. This is the northwest shoulder. The shoulder dead-ends at a saddle on the summit ridge (the west ridge) and an unsigned “T” junction. Go left/northeast here and follow a 2-track road along the ridge crest northeast then east. When the ridge reaches a patch of junipers, the 2-track splits. Go right/south here to climb up through the juniper forest to reach the rocky, small summit area. The summit and high summit ridge offer splendid views of Heyburn and Burley.