Elevation: 6,321 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published 2017. Supplemented June 2018
Hoodoo Peak is located roughly 5 miles east of Idaho City and south of Rabbit Creek Summit. To reach the peak, follow ID-21 east from Idaho City to the signed Granite Creek Road, FS-327. This road is a well maintained route that climbs up Granite Creek to Rabbit Creek Summit at 5,765 feet in roughly 7 miles; park here.
South Ridge. Class 1
Follow Jack Rabbit Motorcycle Trail, FST-598, to the north for approximately 2 miles to the summit. You will encounter one trail intersection along the way, which is not shown on maps…again a new trail reroute. Simply stay high and follow the obvious ridge to the summit.
The hike follows a somewhat mellow and forested ridge to the summit. At some points you just feel as if you’re walking in a forest, but when the trees open up periodically the views of the vast Boise Basin to the west and North/Middle Fork Boise River drainage to the east are fantastic. The forest opens up even more at the summit leading to even bigger views including the northern Trinity Mountains: 7,869-foot Sunset Mountain and 8,128-foot Pilot Peak. Note the summit is just a bump on the ridge, which doesn’t really result a “big peak” sensation, but the ridge is still relatively prominent.
Also for those interested, the trail is in good shape and quite negotiable on a mountain bike, however it does require a few short hike-a-bikes before reaching the summit. Connecting this route with Hoodoo Trail #592 makes for a great backcountry mountain bike loop.
USGS Topo: Rabbit Creek Summit
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