Peak 7544

Elevation: 7,544 ft

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 7544 sits northwest of Twin Lakes near the Idaho County/Ravalli County border in the Bitteroot National Forest. Wahoo Pass is located on the peak’s south ridge and Lost Horse Pass on its eastern ridge.

The peak is accessed via the Lost Horse Road from US-93 south of Hamilton, Montana. This good gravel road leads 20 miles into the Bitterroot Mountains to a trailhead between the two Twin Lakes.

Peak 7544 rising over the upper Twin Lake.

Peak 7544 rising over the upper Twin Lake.

From the trailhead, the trail leads to the dam for the upper lake, then turns east crossing the dam. The trail leads past the east side of the lake to Lost Horse Pass and a junction in 0.9 miles. At this point, take the left fork trail to Wahoo Pass in another 0.9 miles. The route gains just over 500 feet to this point. From the pass, hike up the south ridge. The summit is 0.7 miles and 450 feet above the lake. When you run into a steep granite outcrop on your approach, just move to your right to bypass it. The summit is a broad area with good views.

Class 2

USGS Topo: Saddle Mountain

My GPS track. 2.5 miles and 984 feet of gain one way.

My GPS track. 2.5 miles and 984 feet of gain one way.

Approaching Wahoo Pass and the Idaho/Montana border.

Approaching Wahoo Pass and the Idaho-Montana border.

Mud Lake and upper Twin Lake from near Wahoo Pass.

Mud Lake and upper Twin Lake from near Wahoo Pass.

Two thirds of the way up the south ridge.

Two thirds of the way up the south ridge.

The summit area was covered with snow on June 24th.

The summit area was covered with snow on June 24th.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Bitteroot Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -114.51519   Latitude: 46.16959

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