OverviewKepros Mountain is located in the Boise Mountains of central Idaho.
Kepros Mountain, more specifically found in the western edge of the Danskin Subrange, is a true high desert peak. Little in the way of forestry can be found along its broad, sage-filled slopes. Kepros is located at the edge of the endless wilderness of central Idaho and offers a wonderful perspective into the heart of the Boise range and its two subranges, the Danskin and Trinity Mountains.
Don't be fooled by this little peak's low elevation and close proximity to a major city (about 13 miles as the crow flies to Boise), its summit is not easily reached during the prime hiking season. It is a 10 mile, round-trip, ridge-walk from Black Creek Summit in Winter, Spring, and Summer, but is reached by a road that opens during fall for hunting purposes.
Kepros's appearence is less than noteworthy while approaching it from the south but its prominence can easily be noticed along the eastern skyline when in Boise. Perhaps the most enjoyable view of the mountain is above Lucky Peak Reservoir where its slopes plummet steeply into this massive volume of water.
Getting ThereFrom the Boise, Idaho airport, access Interstate-84 heading east. Drive about 15 minutes east of town to the Black Creek Road Exit. Follow this road north and northeast to Black Creek Summit in about 13 miles on a paved and then good dirt road.
Red TapeThe road that continues to the summit of Kepros Mountain is only open during the fall months for hunting activities. Disregard this as a destination hiking spot during that time.
The Black Creek Road may be closed during wet winter years. If this is the case, add a couple miles to the total climb.
CampingCamping along the route itself is not recommended due to the exposed terrain, however, there is somewhat ample camping space at Black Creek Summit.
There are no campgrounds nearby.
External LinksFor local weather information and a 7 day forecast visit the NOAA Website.
Also, for current road conditions and other local information, please check out the Idaho Outdoors Forum.
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