Idaho County Most Prominent Peaks by Rob Kleffner

A few preliminary comments:

  • Only three of these peak do not have an official name.
  • Some county high points are merely waypoints on a rise to a higher summit in another county, every point on this list is a peak, and all of them have >300 feet of prominence (though some not by much).
  • The county boundaries I used came from a repository used by Google, so they may not be as precise as needed to get a truly accurate list.
  • The list includes some more iconic mountains in place of less iconic high points.
  • In my home county of Ada, the most prominent peak is Shaw Mountain, but the high point is the Boise ridge south summit. For Camas county, the most prominent peak is highly visible Smoky Dome instead of the summit just south of Bromaghin.
  • The list It includes all of Idaho’s ultra-prominent peaks.
  • Some truly iconic Idaho summits, like Bell Mountain, are not present in the prominence list, while they do appear in the high point list.
  • Likewise, the most prominent mountain in Boise county seems to be Shafer Butte, even though high point Mount Cramer is a much better representative of the Boise county mountain experience.
  • The county boundaries I used came from a repository used by Google, so they may not be as precise as needed to get a truly accurate list.
  • Two of the peaks, the ones in Canyon and Lewis counties, are located on private property and access is unknown.
  • Corrections for any errors are also quite welcome!

Ada             Shaw Mountain (5908, 1124)

Adams        Council Mountain (8131, 2323)

Bannock     Sedgwick Peak (9170, 3647)

Bear Lake   Meade Peak (9957, 2485)

Benewah     Lindstrom Peak (4695, 1679)

Bingham     – East Butte  (6575, 1543)

Blaine          Hyndman Peak (12009, 4837)

Boise           Shafer Butte (7582, 2715)

Bonner        Scotchman Peak (7025, 4663)

Bonneville   Caribou Mountain (9816, 3098)

Boundary    Boundary County High Point  (7712, 3317)

Butte            Diamond Peak (12197, 5375)

Camas         Smoky Dome (10097, 3268)

Canyon        – Walters Butte (2938, 464) —Private Property.

Caribou       Bonneville Peak (9271, 3395)

Cassia         Cache Peak (10339, 4493)

Clark           Big Table Mountain  (9083, 1896)

Clearwater  Rhodes Peak (7932, 2698)

Custer         Borah Peak (12662, 5982)

Elmore        Trinity Mountain  (9459, 2381)

Franklin       Oxford Peak (9307, 4042)

Fremont      Mount Two Top (8700, 1622)

Gem            Squaw Butte (5896, 1718)

Gooding      Windy Benchmark (5926, 388)

Idaho           He Devil  (9420, 5230)

Jefferson     Table Butte  (5235, 336)

Jerome        Flat Top Butte (4297, 369)

Kootenai      Mica Peak (5252, 2669)

Latah           Bald Mountain (5340, 2117)

Lemhi          Scott Peak  (11398, 4251)

Lewis           Peak 3460 (Greer Hill)  (3469. 450) —Private Property.

Lincoln         Dietrich Butte (4635, 432)

Madison       North Menan Butte (5619, 790)

Minidoka      Kimama Butte (5077, 776)

Nez Perce    Craig Mountain (5372, 1057)

Oneida         Elkhorn Peak (9097, 3498)

Owyhee       Hayden Peak (8417, 3150)

Payette        Peak 3326 (Bannister Hill) (3326, 492)

Power          Deep Creek Peak (8751, 3242)

Shoshone    South Butte (6994, 2373)

Teton           Piney Peak (9021, 2250)

Twin Falls    Peak 6787 (Mule Creek Butte)  (6787, 917)

Valley           Big Baldy (9705, 3200)

Washington  Sturgill Peak  (7589, 3434)