Scott Mountain

Elevation: 8,214 ft
Prominence: 514

This peak is not in the book.


Scott Mountain is an active fire lookout located at the south end of the Log Mountain/Deadwood Ridge Divide. This is a rugged, wild area with many peaks ranging between 7,800 and 8,200 feet in elevation and a lot of exposed granite. Access to this area is via the Deadwood Reservoir Road described on page 140 under [(D)(1.2)]. The road to Scott Mountain leaves this road at its highest point, roughly 10.0 miles from the pavement. From the junction it is 4.2 miles to the summit.

Scott Mountain from,the,Deadwood Reservoir Road.

Scott Mountain from,the,Deadwood Reservoir Road.

There is a gate blocking the road near the summit. It was closed the day I ascended the peak.

There is a gate blocking the road near the summit. It was closed the day I ascended the peak.

The lookout has a commanding view. The view of the Sawtooths is outstanding.

The lookout has a commanding view. The view of the Sawtooths is outstanding.

The road ends here.

The road ends here.

Since a road leads to the top and, I recommend a mountain bike ascent. The road from the junction is narrow but mostly smooth and without too many ups and downs.

Dan Robbins hiked most of the road to the summit and his trip report, linked below. It will give you additional information you may need to ascend this peak. USGS Lightning Ridge

Scott Mountain. Dan Robbins Photo

Scott Mountain. Dan Robbins Photo

The view northeast from the summit of the rugged country surrounding the peak. Check out Peak 8202and Peak 8220 if you want a strenuous hike in this area.

The view northeast from the summit of the rugged country surrounding the peak. Check out Peak 8202and Peak 8220 if you want a strenuous hike in this area.

Scott Mountain viewed from Peak 8202.

Scott Mountain viewed from Peak 8202.

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2015

Longitude: -115.78879   Latitude: 44.18129

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