Hipcamp host Barbara S.
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**4WD required**

**Nov to March/April: may REQUIRE a snowmobile or ATV with tracks to access the site. The road is not maintained for snow and is QUITE dangerous in snowy or icy conditions. Not safe for any truck or car. If you'd like to stay between November and March/April, please check with us first for road conditions unless you have a snow machine.**

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**4WD required**

**Nov to March/April: may REQUIRE a snowmobile or ATV with tracks to access the site. The road is not maintained for snow and is QUITE dangerous in snowy or icy conditions. Not safe for any truck or car. If you'd like to stay between November and March/April, please check with us first for road conditions unless you have a snow machine.**

Drive a mile up old private logging roads to the tip of our mountain and pitch a tent with incredible mountain views all around you! The property is 140 acres of private land, forested and very steep, which you will have completely to yourself, with all kinds of hiking opportunities and amazing views. Less than 2 miles total drive from the quaint historic town of Wallace with tons of great shops, restaurants, breweries, festivals, and more. You'll see the town far below you (and yes, unfortunately you may hear some of the highway noise despite being 600 ft. above it all). Our land is less than a mile from the highway for those just passing through and looking for a unique place to camp on the way. Also there is great cell service here on the mountain top - much better than in the town.

DRY CAMPING. No amenities are provided except access to your own private Idaho mountain and a stone fire pit in the middle of camp. Carry in what you'll need, pack everything out again. There is a pay-per-use showerhouse at a nearby RV park.

Watch for abundant wildlife. This mountain has a lot of elk! And cougar, bear, moose, deer, coyote, rabbits, bobcats, grouse, turkey, ... it's unlikely you will encounter much but they do live on the land so prepare accordingly. (No hunting allowed). Lots of trails to hike throughout the 140 acres and enjoy dense pine forests and incredible views all around, just you and the wildlife!

PLEASE NOTE that 4WD is required, and it's not recommended for wide vehicles unless you don't mind getting a few "pinstripes" from the trees along the road. We may be able to shuttle you to the campsite if we are available. It is possible to park at the bottom of the mountain and backpack up the logging roads -- one mile with some steep areas that may leave you winded. 

WARNING: this site is strongly NOT RECOMMENDED for children or dogs because there are VERY steep drop-offs all around the camp.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Barbara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Tons and tons of opportunities for hiking along old logging paths, elk trails, etc. You'll have the 136 acre mountain all to yo...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

The best way to get to the campsite is with an ATV or UTV. These are also conveniently allowed on the streets of Wallace.

Climbing

The 136 acre property is very steep and wooded with some rocky areas.

Snow sports

Great for snowshoeing! Can cross country ski in the meadows at the bottom of the mountain. 2 ski resorts within 10 miles.

Wildlife watching

Elk, deer, turkey, coyote, mountain lion, eagles, stellar jays, rabbits, birds, squirrels and chipmunks have all been seen dire...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Point - Mountaintop w/VIEWS! in Idaho.

Cave

There is one cave (or possibly an old mine) on the property but it does not go very deep.

Forest

136 acres of forest to be exact! Mostly evergreen.

Mountainous

This campsite is located on the top of the 136 acre mountain we own, and has views of nearby mountains in all directions. Incre...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Small creek at the base of the mountain but it's far from this campsite on the top of the mountain.

The vibe at The Point - Mountaintop w/VIEWS!

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Hipcamper Travis

Perfect

Travis H.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2020

Great location overlooking the valley with a partial view of historic Wallace. Stargazing was fantastic, I was able to see the International Space Station 4 times with the bare eye. The ground is a bit rocky so make sure you have padding. Lived my stay and will be back.

Hipcamper Ian
Ian P.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2020

This property was exactly as described, and I’ve been recommending this place to since I stayed there. Beautiful views, very private, and friendly, helpful hosts!

Hipcamper Emma

Great stay!

Emma R.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

Very private, clean campsite! Great views, convenient location.

Hipcamper Cale

Beautiful, private, great views!

Cale G.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2020

Site was awesome! Extremely private, well prepped with a fire pit, small camp table, and a few logs to sit around the fire. My 4x4 sprinter had zero issues getting up the hill but there are a few tight turns. Would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben A.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

This was a beautiful location to spend the weekend! The stay was better than I imagined. The views were also breathtaking. Barbra was very nice and her directions were very helpful. This is a must stay!

Hipcamper Tenni
Tenni W.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2020

The campsite definitely sits atop the mountain! You feel like you're truly getting away as you make your way up the road. Private site with great views. Barbara even brought jugs of water to the campsite to ensure we could follow through with the best fire extinguishing practices. We opted to not make a campfire given the extreme fire risk and current fires in the surrounding states. There was ample log seating and two flat table-like surfaces available. I'd definitely recommend 4WD or AWD and nothing less and the higher clearance, the better. The ground was flat, but the soil underneath was rocky, so I'd recommend a hammer to drive in the tent spikes. If you can get away without the rainfly on the tent, keep it off so you can see the incredibly dark, clear skies that's ideal for stargazing, straight from lying down in your tent!

Hipcamper Jess

Best birthday/anniversary trip

Jess W.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020

This site was breathtaking. Pictures will never do justice of the views and the peace of this site. The host supplied more than we imagined of water jugs to put out our fire, some spare fire wood and a convenient way to cook your food on the fire. While the road says 4wd required it also requires a car able to handle tighter turns. The road up the mountains was more extreme than we expected but our Sportage (awd) handled it like a champ while I’ve had past 4wd cars that would for sure have gotten stuck in a turn. This site is beyond worth it and we will definitely be back. Your crazy and missing a huge opportunity if you don’t go.

Hipcamper Lindsey

Great spot!

Lindsey H.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2020

Lovely site! We’d definitely stay there again. Barbara had a rock lined campfire pit with water for extinguishing. Plus there are some logs for sitting and a couple of nice surfaces for cooking. Great moon viewing and despite the smoke from the many fires in the west, we could still see stars. I can only imagine how awesome the night sky would be from this mountain top on a clear night. The drive up wasn't too challenging, though without high-ish clearance and AWD it would have been a different story. Thanks for sharing the land with us, we had a great time.

Hipcamper Jordan W.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020
Property
"Private Idaho" 140ac mountain
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$45/night
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