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12 – Pilot Peak

Pilot Peak is a mountain in the Boise Mountains of Idaho, north of Idaho City. It’s a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, especially in the winter.

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Coordinates: 43.95981, -115.68660
Elevation: 8100 ft
Difficulty: 3
What to Expect: No Info

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jsk83687

They are grading the road, made it a bit loose. Quick 3 miles off the road, easy grab.

What bike did you take?
Husky 901e
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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Tumbleweed208

Third times a charm. We rode up Summit Flat Rd (380) from Hwy 21 at Mores Creek Summit this time and made it without any issues. Previous attempts earlier this season were unsuccessful due to snow and downed trees. We tried coming up Bear Run from Idaho City and also tried coming in on 380 from the north side out of Garden Valley.

We camped up at the peak since we arrived so late and got to enjoy an amazing sunset. The views are incredible up there.

What bike did you take?
KTM 500 EXCF
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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Dusty1

Attempted from the north in May which would have been the easier route at a 1.5 rating but was stopped by snow. This time we came from highway 21. It was much funner and more difficult. Steep, rocky, and rutty. Fun to flow down. We arrived late in the day and ended up setting up camp on the peak.

What bike did you take?
CRF450L
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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BB445

Road up to Pilot Peak is clear of snow. Road is in good condition with very few ruts and no washboard. Typical loose over hardpack with usual gravel and rocks.

What bike did you take?
KTM890
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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