Hyndman Peak

Photo of Hyndman Peak
Photo uploaded by Gary Kaylor

Hyndman peak is a beautiful peak near Sun Valley, Idaho. It is the highest mountain in the Pioneer range and the 9th highest in Idaho, at 12,009 feet. There was a time in the 19th century that Hyndman was thought to be the highest peak in Idaho Territory.

To access the most popular (and easiest) route, from Hailey travel north 7 miles on Id 75 or from Ketchum/Sun Valley travel south 5 miles on the same highway to the light at East Fork Rd. Turn east and follow the paved road to the small mining hamlet of Triumph where the road turns to dirt. After about 1 mile the road forks. Go left at the fork for 5 miles and park at the end of this road at North Fork Hyndman Creek. The trail follows an old road for 3 miles to the base of Cobb Peak and from there goes up the hillside, reaches a flat and leads to the meadows below Hyndman Peak. Head for the saddle between Hyndman (on your left) and Old Hyndman (on your right). From the saddle take the ridge to the summit staying on the south (left) side. Class 2

For more in depth info on this or any peak in Idaho I strongly recommend "IDAHO, A Climbing Guide" by Tom Lopez.

Elevation (feet): 12,009
Elevation (meters): 3,660
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Idaho-Bitterroot Rockies
State: Idaho
Latitude: 43.7492
Longitude: -114.13
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: Between 1889 and 1895
First successful climber(s): E.T. Perkins and W. Griswold and also Judge George A. McLeod in that same time period
Nearest major airport: Hailey-Sun valley(SUN)
Convenient Center: Ketchum and or Hailey

Thanks to Dan for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 6 trip reports for Hyndman Peak.

  • Log #21531 - by Gary Taylor on Dec 06, 20083.00 stars
    Cold rainy day to start at around 0700. Very long hike. It snowed off and on as we reached the saddle between Hyndman and Old Hyndman with 50 mph winds. Sumitt was obscured by clouds.
  • Log #450 - by james anselme on Sep 08, 20043.00 stars
    Hyndman peak is a long but fairly easy hike until you hit the saddle between Hyndman and Old Hyndman. The hike to the summit is not as bad going up as coming down. It took me 3 hours and 20 minutes...
  • Log #451 - by Sean Duffy on Sep 08, 20043.00 stars
    Nice scramble; saw 3 mountain goats near the saddle; descended directly down the south side instead of going back to the saddle;got a flat tire at the Trailhead. Ptly Cloudy 65F; 4.5 hours car to car
  • Log #453 - by Matt Durrant on Aug 09, 20033.00 stars
    Hyndman is a ton easier going up than coming down. If you slip you won't stop until you hit the bottom. The view from the top is incredible and it's worth all the trouble getting there. Be prepared...
  • Log #454 - by Rick & Dale on Aug 08, 20033.00 stars
    This was our first 12,000' climb. Took us about 9.5 hours from start to finish. Great view at the top.
  • Log #455 - by Dan on Jan 07, 20013.00 stars
    Long hike (12 miles, 5000 feet elevation gain). Saw some mountain goats. Windy, cold, and snowy ground most of the way.