Lookout Mountain

Elevation: 6,789 ft

This peak is found on page 60.


The Forest Service states of this peak “Part of the Marble Creek trail system. This trail has a gradual ascent to an abandoned lookout tower. However, much of the route is a fairly level grade atop a high ridge which provides the hiker expansive views of the entire Marble Creek area and the Little North Fork of the Clearwater River plus Fish and Lost Lakes. Along the trail in the forested areas below Lookout Mountain there are several campsites. Excellent elk habitat. There is a spur trail to Fish Lake from Trail #52. Open to motorbikes but recommended for advanced riders.”

The peak can be hiked via FST-52.  Depending on which of the trail you begin it will be 4 to 5 miles round trip. Widow Mountain, 6,826, is located just south of Lookout Mountain and can also be climbed from FST-52.

Forest Service Map

Forest Service Map

The following are updated directions from the Forest Service:

From St. Maries, Idaho follow Forest Highway 50 to Forest Road 321 at Marble Creek. Take Forest Road 321 up Marble Creek to Forest Road 216. The trailhead is off the south side of Forest Road 216 near Breezy Point.
From Clarkia, Idaho follow Forest Road 301 to the trailhead of Trail 273 near Orphan Point. Follow Trail 273 a short distance to it’s intersection with Trail 52.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Northern Clearwater Mountains

Longitude: -115.9668   Latitude: 47.0830

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