Via highland valley road. Sure woulda been nice to have a mtn. bike for this one!
We left the car and the temperature said 36 degrees, which would have been fine except for the brutal west wind. That must have brought the chill factor down to the teens. But we made it. The next day my grand daughter placed 1st in her division (three way tie) at the Vertical View climbing competition. She is amazing. GO MOMENTUM.
With Lana. Wind chill in the teens. Road the entire way. Up in 2+45. Number 3 of the Grand Slam. At the "TH" there is room for 4 cars side-by-side and others can park along the road leading up to the gate. I find it odd that of the several signs on the gate there is not a single word about Shaw Mountain or Lucky Peak. There is info about the archery range, though, and at the archery parking area there is a small sign indicating which direction to go if you are searching for Shaw Mountain.
Loved the hike, the weather changed suddenly and we got very cold without jackets! Prepare for anything.
Avoided this one for the longest time since no one ever sounded too enthusiastic about the fun to be had hiking it from the valley floor along the "traditional" route, but the Adelmann Mine route shaves off some elevation and boring road hiking (and has the fun addition of taking a look around the old mine!), plus it means you get views east toward bigger mountains most of the way. Probably my least favorite of the Grand Slams but still a nice spring hike.
Great hike... long but worth it. Very windy at the top!
Easy hike, started at 5pm hungover and made it up somehow. Awesome view but be prepared for some wind!
Lucky Peak was the first real mountain I climbed at age 11. We started from Highway 21, went over Table Rock and climbed the southwest ridge. On another trip we climbed to the summit and traversed the ridge to Aldape Summit.
Great training hike for the bigger hills.
Made for a great Thanksgiving morning snow trek!
Great time of year. Small amount of snow but packed and easy to hike.
Easy to get to the trailhead from Boise, great training hike for elevation/distance! No spectacular scenery really but great training. Good view of Treasure Valley and Bogus Basin from the top
Good hike for being so close to Boise. I even saw some lizards near the top and hiked through a forest.
Nice day to hike; a fresh dusting of snow made it a little more scenic.
In Boise on business and I did this after work with Ryan Anderson in the dark.
Nice long trail run with steep grades up, and long tough descent.
Went up shaw mountain rd. For about 4.5miles parked found a trail that was a pretty steep hike up to the yree line then found myself on a jeep trail all the way to the top. Great day :)
Drove 1.3 miles up the Highland Valley Road and walked the rest of the way to the top. Great views of the Boise Valley. Beautiful sunny November day, nice leg stretcher.
This peak is very accessible from Boise making it a great training trail for hiking, running and mountain biking. I've hiked it several times from the Council Springs TH. It's mostly dry, so take whatever water you need. Bring a leash for your dog.
I've lost count how many times I've hiked this trail from Council Springs. It's a Great training hike done in a 1/2 day or so. From the summit, a lesser used trail on the SW ridgeline gives you a scenic shortcut back to the main trail.