Smith Mountain

Elevation: 8,005 ft
Prominence: 345

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 103.


Smith Mountain is the southern most Seven Devils summit to reach above 8,000 feet. The summit has a Forest Service lookout, which is available for emergency use.

Access is via the Black Lake Road. A road leaves the Black Lake Road and climbs to the summit in 0.7 miles with 360 feet of gain. The road is not in good shape and you will need a 4WD with very good off-road tires. Hey, if you are reading this you are a hiker and the road is a great trail. As with most fire lookouts, the views are great from the summit.

Class 1

USGS Topo: Purgatory Summit.

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

Smith Mountain viewed from the south.

Smith Mountain viewed from the south.

John Plarr strolling up the deteriorating road to the summit.

The deteriorating road to the summit.

The view north of the Seven Devils is big.

The view north of the Seven Devils is big.

Mountain Range: Seven Devil Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -116.57919   Latitude: 45.13419

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