Peak 7800

Elevation: 7,800 ft
Prominence: 240

Peak 7800 from the slopes of Peak 7834.

This peak is not in the book.


Peak 7800 is located north of Pine Creek Pass and ID-31. It is the first peak north of the pass on the ridge that divides Teton and Bonneville counties. There are excellent views of the Big Hole and Snake River Range peaks as well as the Tetons from the summit. The summit is reached by a well-used trail. In stable snow conditions, this peak offers good back-country skiing on moderate slopes.

Peak 7800 from the slopes of Peak 7834.

Peak 7800 from the slopes of Peak 7834.


Pine Creek Pass Route, Class 1

Access this route from ID-31 at Pine Creek Pass. There is a large parking lot on the east side of the highway. A good but unsigned trail leaves the pass on the west side of the highway. This trail will take you nearly to the summit and connects with other trails that continue on to Peak 7834 and Squirrel Mountain.

The actual summit of Peak 7800 lies just north of the point where the main trail drops off the ridge. A use trail leads from this point and leads the last hundred feet or so to a small rock pile that is the high point. There was no register. The trail was in good shape the entire distance (7/2017).

I climbed Peaks 7800, 7834, and Squirrel Mountain together. The segment to Peak 7800 from Pine Creek Pass gained 1,040 feet in 1.7 miles (one-way).

Class 1+

Approaching Peak 7800 from Pine Creek Summit.

Approaching Peak 7800 from Pine Creek Pass.

My GPS track to Peaks 7800, 7834, and Squirrel Mountain.

The Pine Creek Summit area [(B)(2)] offers an excellent jumping off for backcountry skiing in both ranges when safe snow conditions exist. This shot shows the approach to Peak 7834.

The Pine Creek Summit area [(B)(2)] offers an excellent jumping off for backcountry skiing in both ranges when safe snow conditions exist. This shot shows the approach to Peak 7800.

USGS Topo: Fourth Of July Peak

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Big Hole and Snake River Mountains

Year Climbed: 1982, 2017

Longitude: -111.22601   Latitude: 43.58989

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