Fisher Peak


Statistics

  • Date - 10/02/1999
  • Elevation - 7,580'
  • Route - South Slopes (Trail No. 27)
  • Miles - 13.0
  • Elevation Gain - 3,170'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Not Applicable

Description

The Fisher Peak trail is located 5.5 miles up Trout Creed Road, which is northwest of Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  The grade of the trail was not unreasonable, but it was persistent and at times relentless gaining 3,170' in the 6.5 miles to the peak.  In addition, I found the route to be faint at times with very little use.  Hikers have maintained several cairns in these areas which assist in route finding.  From the trailhead to Farnham Ridge, it was one switchback after another.  After reaching the ridge, the trail leveled off for a couple of miles before the climb to the peak.

Once on top, I took in the lofty views atop the vista of Fisher Peak.  Of the many attractions included, Parker Peak, Eneas Peak, Pyramid Peak, Farnham Peak and Ridge, the Kootenai River, and the Purcell Mountains to the northeast.  It took me 2 hours and 50 minutes to reach the top where I spent 55 minutes having lunch and enjoying the scenery, and then I descended back to the Trooper in 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Photos

Fisher Peak

Views

Summit Photo