Elevation: 6,300 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 6300 is located south of the Middle Fork Boise River. The peak is drained by Elk Creek, Corral Creek, and Alder Creek. Access Peak 6300 from Middle Fork Boise River and Slide Gulch roads. Access [(C)(1) on page 154.]
Follow the Slide Gulch Road southeast from the Middle Fork Road to the first pass, which sits between Slide Gulch and Elk Creek. There is room for two vehicles to park on the pass.
From the pass, follow the wandering ridge line northeast and then southeast to the summit. Expect to work your way through brush in a few spots. The ridge has some up and down but when you reach the summit of Peak 6300, you will gain nearly 2,000 feet in 2.5 miles. Class 2.
USGS Topo: Twin Springs
Peak 6300 and Peak 5440 Loop
From Peak 6300, follow the connecting ridge over to Peak 5440. The only downside of our walk was the need to hike 0.6 miles up the road to the pass where we started our hike.
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