Scotchman Peak, Idaho

Prominence: 4651 ft, 1418 m

Elevation: 7011 feet, 2137 meters

True Isolation: 15.05 mi, 24.23 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 7015 ft / 2138 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 11' 21'' N, 116° 4' 51'' W
48.189116, -116.080704 (Dec Deg)
568324 E 5337729 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionBonner (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Scotchman Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #76)
     Top 10 Prominence Grid for U.S. States (Rank #86)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #76)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #55)
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #76)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #274)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #300)
     Idaho County High Points (Rank #31)
     Idaho County Prominence Peaks (Rank #5)
     Idaho Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #5)
     Idaho Range Highpoints (Rank #64)
     Idaho Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #5)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 150
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 139)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1994-07-24 by Greg Slayden
     2004-08-28 by Bob Bolton
     2007-08-07 by Bob Bolton
     2007-09-15 by Ryder Irvine
     2009-06-22 by Dennis Poulin
     2009-07-26 by Andrew Holman
     2011-08-06 by Caleb Morris
     2012-08-12 by Erick Reeve
     2015-08-10 by Dustin Erickson
     2016-05-20 by John Bardsley (GPS Track)
     2016-07-11 by Richard Carey
     2016-08-17 by Marion Bauman
     2019-06-28 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2019-07-29 by Ken Akerman (GPS Track)
     2019-08-02 by Jeremy Fuerst
     2019-08-19 by Adam Walker
     2019-08-19 by Steven Song
     2019-09-20 by Jim Doyle
     2020-07-24 by Monica Schmidt (GPS Track)
     2020-08-06 by ALICE SCHENK
     2021-09-02 by Mark Akers (GPS Track)
     2021-09-06 by Kevin Renner
     2021-09-17 by Brian Jenkins
     2022-08-17 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)

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This prominent summit is one of the dominant summits of northern Idaho. It is the highest point in the western part of the Cabinet Mountains, which rise higher over the border in Montana.

Note that the highest point is not at the benchmark, but a couple hundred feet to the east. This crag is about two feet higher than the 7009-foot benchmark.

A steep but popular and well-maintained trail gains the summit area of Scotchman Peak.

The summit crags of Scotchman Peak, one of the highest summits in Northern Idaho (1994-07-24).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 4651 ft/1418 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 4691 ft/1430 m
  Key Col: 2360 ft/719 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 15.05 mi/24.23 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 48.1958, -115.755
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Ibex Peak  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Central Montana Rocky Mountains
Range4: Northwest Montana Ranges
Range5: Cabinet Mountains
Range6: Scotchman Peaks (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsPend Oreille
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Topo MapScotchman Peak O48116b1 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail: Scotchman Peak Trail
Trailhead: Scotchman Peak Trailhead (Dirt Road) 3300 ft/1006 m
Vertical Gain: 3711 ft/1131 m
Distance (one way): 4.75 mi/7.64 km
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Mountain goat atop Scotchman Peak (2019-07-29). Photo by Ken Akerman.
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Ken Akerman on the summit of Scotchman Peak (N 48° 11.348 W 116° 04.841), highest point of Bonner County, Idaho, July 29, 2019. There is a mountain goat on the subpeak to the west (2019-07-29). Photo by Ken Akerman.
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The three summit crags on a cloudy day. (2019-09-20). Photo by Jim Doyle.
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