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Observation Peak - Sawtooth Wilderness is a 1.35 mile one way hike with 1,128 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 69 miles northeast of Boise Idaho. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Observation Peak is the only summit in the Sawtooth Wilderness with a trail going to it. The peak can be reached via the Observation Peak Trail. The lower few hundred feet of the Observation Peak Trail are badly eroded as a result of a recent forest fire, but the rest of the trail is in pretty good shape. The peak and the upper portions of the trail leading to the peak were for the most part spared from the destruction of the fire, but the area around the peak and the trails leading to the peak were badly burned. There is an ammo can and register on the summit.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.