French Corner Peaks
A nice cabin fever killer hike in the West Mountain foothills
February 24, 2024
South French Corner Peak (3,326') - North French Corner Peak (3,190')

In an area loosely described as the southwest foothills of the West Mountains, there are a handful of highpoints that realize just enough prominence to attain 'peak' status. Two of these peaks are located northwest of Emmett, near the map dot called "French Corner". Nothing overly exciting about the area, but worth a visit in winter if looking for some snow free hiking. But beware of private property in the area, and make sure to get permission to cross it.

Here's a view of the south peak from the start of the hike. Only a 75 minute drove from Boise via Big Willow Creek and Dry Creek. I hiked up the little valley, and then up toward Pt. 3253', aka Bannister Hill.

About 25 minutes later, I was on the summit of Peak 3325', listening to geese honking and coyotes yipping in the distance.

I had a good view of the sun rising over Squaw Butte to the west.

The northeast ridge made a good descent route from the south peak. I passed these early blooming wildflowers along the way.

Once back to the road, I made the quick climb up the south face. Here’s a view looking south from the north peak. All that remained was quick descent back to the truck.

Map of my route. Round trip was just over 3 miles and 900' of elevation gain in 70 minutes.

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