Reno Mountain

Elevation: 6,779 ft
Prominence: 1,079

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Climbing and (possibly out-of-date) access information for this peak is on Page 50 of the book, where it is called Buckhorn Mountain. It was renamed Reno Mountain in 2013. Published March 2020


Reno Mountain is the highest point in the Idaho section of the Purcell Mountains. It is located just west of the Idaho/Montana border and Line Point which sits on the state boundary line. The summit is located northeast of Perkins Lake. The peak is named for Clinton Reno (1926-2007), World War II Navy veteran and local landowner. USGS Line Point

Book Access Route (Page 51)

The book describes trail access to the peak from the west. This access is no longer shown on the most recent Forest Service topographic maps. There is some reason to believe that this route is still usable. You may still be able to follow the route described in the book. However, given the nature of the terrain and the lack of maintenance, don’t count on it. If the route in the book can still be followed, it is the shortest route to the summit.

Access route described in the book.

Alternative Access via Keno Creek

FST-44 follows a prominent north-south ridge just east of Reno Mountain. To reach FST-44, follow Deer Creek Road/FS-435 [(A)(4) on Page 51] to its junction with Keno Creek Road/FS-315. Turn east and follow the road up Keno Creek to its end. FST-42 leads from this point into Montana and eventually to FST-44 just south of Keno Mountain. From this point, follow FST-44 south to Line Point. The trail crosses over Line Point and then runs northwest to Reno Mountain. This route covers about 12 miles (one way) with an elevation gain of 4,900 feet.

South Ridge, Class 2

Leave FST-44 and hike up the South Ridge to the summit.

The long way to Reno Mountain.

The long way to Reno Mountain.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Purcell Mountains

Longitude: -116.0530   Latitude: 48.77329

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