Toy Mountain

Elevation: 6,623 ft
Prominence: 763

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range.


Toy Mountain is an intriguing summit located east of Toy Pass [A](3) pages 346-347]. It is the third summit with prominence located east of the pass. The other two are Peak 6302 and Peak 6497. The summit is the highest point in the Owyhee Mountains between the Silver City Range peaks and the Rough Mountain group of peaks farther east. The name Toy Mountain extends along a ridgeline that runs mostly north to south. The Alder Benchmark is the highest summit on the ridge.

Toy Mountain from Peak 6497.

Toy Mountain from Peak 6497.

The peak is seldom visited by hikers but is well known to cows and their owners. A 4WD road traverses the south side of the ridgeline from Toy Pass and continues well past Toy Mountain. Take this road for 5.5 miles to the south side of Toy Mountain and then countour north along the side of the peak’s lower south summit to the higher north summit. Class 2.

The directions in the book, [A](3)] will get you to Toy Pass but I recommend using Google Maps as a more efficient method of navigation. The Triangle Road is a wide, well graded, albeit steep, road suitable for passanger cars when it is dry. The 4WD road is a 4WD road, paasable to high clearance vehicles only to the base of Peak 6302. The road would be a great ride on a mountain bike.

From the 4WD road on the south side of the peak, it is an easy 0.75 mile climb to the summit.

From the 4WD road on the south side of the peak, it is an easy 0.75 mile climb to the summit.

This shows my GPS track for the approach road from the base of Peak 6302 to the south side of Toy Mountain. The road has several steep, rocky pitches that necessitate a 4WD but otherwise is relatively tame.

This shows my GPS track for the approach road from the base of Peak 6302 to the south side of Toy Mountain. The road has several steep, rocky pitches that necessitate a 4WD but otherwise is relatively tame.

Pronghorns on the summit of Toy Mountain.

Pronghorns on the summit of Toy Mountain.

The Alder benchmark on the summit.

The Alder benchmark on the summit.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -116.53659   Latitude: 42.85659

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