Elevation: 5,353 ft
This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range. Updated December 2020
Wilson Peak and nearby Soldier Cap are great Spring hikes. Wilson Peak’s summit is accessed by a 4WD road that is used to service the communications equipment on its summit. The views from the summit are massive. The road is a good hiking trail and would also work for mountain bikers looking for a strenuous climb. If you climb the peak from the junction of the Wilson Creek Road and the Wilson Peak Road, you will travel 2.5 miles with a 950 feet of elevation gain. The peak is open, treeless country and for those looking for a longer climb, there are several places along Wilson Creek Road that will work as starting points. Class 1 via the road and Class 2 for other lines. USGS Wilson Peak
Access is via Wilson Creek Road. Follow the road to its junction with BLM-37154. Turn onto this 4WD road and descend the short distance to a water trough where this enough parking for several vehicles. This rough road continues on to the summit.
BLM-37154, Class 1
While you could drive a 4WD to the top, the road makes an excellent trail. It is 2.3 miles to the summit with 854 feet of elevation gain.
Regions: Owyhee Mountains->SOUTHERN IDAHO
Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains
Year Climbed: 2016, 2017
Longitude: -116.7447 Latitude: 43.3035