Sunset Peak

Elevation: 6,424 ft

This peak is not in the book.


Climb this peak in conjunction with a climb of Pony Peak via FST-151. This trail mostly follows a ridge line. The Forest Service write-up for this trail states: “you will pass through a timbered area until you reach Pony Peak and then follow a long, grassy ridge that offers a beautiful panoramic view of the area below. Sunset Peak is the site of an old abandoned lookout on top of a rocky ridge. No water is available along this trail.”

It is a 6.5 one way hike to the summit with an elevation gain of nearly 3,000 feet. The trail is open to motorcycles.

The Forest Service lists the following directions:  From Coeur d’Alene, Idaho drive east on I-90 approximately 50 miles taking the West Wallace Exit #61. Travel 13.1 miles north on Forest Road 456 (FR456) over Dobson Pass to Delta Junction. Turn right and travel 3 miles up FR605 to Kings Pass. At Kings Pass turn right onto an old mining road and travel 1.5 miles to the lower trailhead.

Access #2: Follow same directions as Access #1 except turn right at the top of Dobson Pass and follow signs to Sunset Peak. The upper trailhead is located at the top of Sunset Peak down a rocky road.

Forest Service Map

Forest Service Map

 

 

Mountain Range: Coeur d'Alene Mountains

Longitude: -115.8344   Latitude: 47.5635

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