Salmon Mountain

Elevation: 8,943 ft
Prominence: 1,383

Approaching the lookout.

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 73.


Salmon Mountain is the tallest summit along the Magruder Corridor. The fire lookout on the summit is staffed during the summer. Views from the summit are nearly endless; and the peak has two impressive faces, northeast and south, that tower over mountain lakes.

Salmon Mountain's northeast face.

Salmon Mountain’s northeast face.

The excellent Salmon Mountain Trail, FST-705, leads to the summit in 1.2 miles with 672 feet of gain. Access the trailhead 47.5 miles east of the western beginning of the Magruder Corridor.

Class 1

USGS Topo: Stripe Mountain

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

Approaching the lookout.

Approaching the lookout.

The lookout is manned by a team of volunteers. Susan was the volunteer on duty when I arrived. She has tak en turns on the mountain since 1985.

The lookout is manned by a team of volunteers. Susan was the volunteer on duty when I arrived. She has taken turns on the lookout since 1985.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Southern Clearwater Peaks

Year Climbed: 2017

Longitude: -114.83679   Latitude: 45.61689

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