Hyndman Peak

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Hyndman Peak
Hyndman Peak and Lupine Field.JPG
Hyndman Peak
Highest point
Elevation 12,009 ft (3,660 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 4,809 ft (1,466 m) [2]
Coordinates 43°44′58″N 114°07′52″W / 43.749432°N 114.131169°W / 43.749432; -114.131169Coordinates: 43°44′58″N 114°07′52″W / 43.749432°N 114.131169°W / 43.749432; -114.131169[1]
Hyndman Peak is located in Idaho
Hyndman Peak
Hyndman Peak
Parent range Pioneer Mountains
Topo map USGS Hyndman Peak
First ascent 1889
Easiest route Simple Scrambling, class 2

Hyndman Peak, at an elevation of 12,009 feet (3,660 m) above sea level, is the ninth highest peak in Idaho and the highest point in the Pioneer Mountains, Sawtooth National Forest, and Blaine County. Hyndman Peak is located on the border of Custer and Blaine counties.[3] The towns of Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley are west of the peak.

The first recorded ascent of Hyndman Peak was made in 1889 by W. T. Griswold and E. T. Perkins.[4] The primary route to the summit is class 2, which along with its proximity to Sun Valley makes it a popular destination.

The trailhead to hike to Hydman Peak is located at the end of Sawtooth National Forest road 203 along Hyndman Creek. The primary route is approximately six miles (9.5 km) one way from the trailhead and traverses through Hyndman Basin, which is bordered by Hyndman, Old Hyndman, and Cobb Peaks.[5] The route follows an unmaintained trail and ascends the Hyndman-Old Hyndman saddle before reaching the summit.


  1. ^ a b "Goat". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Hyndman Peak, Idaho". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ Sawtooth National Forest. “Sawtooth National Forest” [map].1:126,720, 1”=2 miles. Twin Falls, Idaho: Sawtooth National Forest, United States Forest Service, 1998.
  4. ^ "Idaho 12ers". Idaho 12ers. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Hyndman Peak, ID". High-Powered Planet. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 

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