PARKER PEAK 7,670 feet (class 2)
Parker Peak is located 8.5 miles south of the Canadian Border, on the eastern edge of the Selkirk Range. It is the highest Selkirk Peak in Idaho. The area is especially alpine in early summer, before the snow has completely disappeared from the glacial sculpted peaks.
Elevation gain: 5,500 feet
Key elevations: TH 2,170 feet, summit 7,670
Distance: 7.0 miles one-way
Map: USGS Pyramid Peak
Drive : Primary access to the eastern side of the Selkirk Range is from US-2/US-95 , which runs rom Sandpoint north to the Canadian Border. The good secondary roads stay on the west side of the Kootenai River.
0.0 Take ID-1 north form its junction with US-95
1.0 m Copeland turn. Drive through Copeland and cross the Kootenai River. Continue on the West Side Road and then turn north.
Drive another 2.95 m north to the trailhead.
Trail/Route. An easy walk-up via its south ridge from FST-221. From the TH, FST-221 crosses the Parker Peak ridge to Pyramid Peak. Although technically easy, the walk is long – 7.0 miles – and steep – 5,500 feet – when approached from the Parker Ridge TH (and even farther if you choose to do the approach from Long Canyon).