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Lucky Peak Trail #6

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

6.2 mile 10.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,168' 661 m
Descent: -699' -213 m
High: 5,651' 1,722 m
Low: 3,678' 1,121 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Peggy Jordan

Climb Shaw Mountain, a.k.a. Lucky Peak, to train for summer peak-bagging and backpacking.

Peggy Jordan

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly About one mile from the trailhead is an abandoned homestead to explore. It's very easy to reach, even for little ones.

Dogs must be on leash.

Description

The trailhead is located at the dead end of Council Springs Road, off Warm Springs. The trail is mostly an old dirt road, and totally exposed. Due to the exposure, you'll want to bring plenty of water and sun protection. It usually takes me 4-5 hours round trip.

As of fall 2015 there is construction going on near the trailhead, so the first mile or so to the old homestead is not so pleasant. After the construction however, the view opens up and you begin to leave the noise of Boise behind.

About one hour from the trailhead you'll reach the junction with the Highland Valley Road trail. Take a left to continue on to the top of Shaw Mountain.

Flora & Fauna

In May you'll see stunning displays of two-toned lupine and arrowleaf balsamroot. Meadowlarks and raptors are common here. Watch out for snakes.

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Jun 1, 2016
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Photos

Looking down at Boise and the Owyhee Mountains after making the turn on the Highland Valley-Cobb Loop.
Apr 2, 2016 near Boise, ID
Looking down into the valley from the connection with Lucky Peak trail #6
Apr 30, 2018 near Boise, ID
View at the summit of Homestead before hopping onto Lucky Peak to get to Cobb.
Jul 18, 2019 near Boise, ID
The view from the top of Homestead.
Jul 18, 2019 near Boise, ID

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