Trinity Mountains

The name Trinity Mountains refers to a rugged North/South ridge line that runs from Dog Mountain (just above Anderson Ranch Reservoir) to Sheep Mountain (just north of the Middle Fork Boise River). The name was used by miners but has not been officially adopted by the government. Trinity Mountain (9,451 feet) is the highest point on the ridge. Other notable summits include Peak 9165, Peak 9140, Fiddlers Perch, Peak 9037 and Peak 8554.

The ridge is accessed by the Trinity Mountain Road [(E)(2.2) on Page 155] which climbs as high as 8,400 feet as it traverses the range from south to north. A 4WD is recommended. Much of the Trinity Mountain area was burned by a forest fire in 2012. Still, there are living trees to be found and the many high mountain lakes around Trinity Mountain provide good camping.

The Fiddlers Perch viewed from the upper slopes of Peak 9037. The saddle on the left side of this photo connects with Trinity Mountain.

Fiddlers Perch as viewed from the upper slopes of Peak 9037. The saddle on the left side of this photo connects with Trinity Mountain.

There is a second, twin cairn hiding behind this one.

There is a second, twin cairn hiding behind this one.

Trinity Peak and it's north face from the Fiddlers Perch.

Trinity Peak and its North Face from Fiddlers Perch.

Peak 8554 from the slopes of the Fiddlers Perch. The highest summit is the on the right. The lower summit is Point 4489.

Peak 8554 as viewed from the slopes of Fiddlers Perch. The highest summit is on the right. The lower summit is Point 4489.

Peak 9037 viewed from the northeast ridge of Peak 8554. The saddle between the two peaks is visible mid-photo. The trailhead and the Trinity Mountain Road are off the photo to the right.

Peak 9037 as viewed from the Northeast Ridge of Peak 8554. The saddle between the two peaks is visible (center). The trailhead and the Trinity Mountain Road are off the photo to the right.

Peak 9165 viewed from the Fiddlers Perch.

Peak 9165 as viewed from Fiddlers Perch.

 

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

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