Burnt Knob Lookout

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Burnt Knob Lookout leads to an iconic, historic fire lookout. It's advisable to have four-wheel drive with high clearance due to deep ruts and large boulders protruding from the surface. This road is not maintained. Burnt Knob is one of the most spectacular summits in the southern Clearwater Mountains, and just off the Magruder Corridor. As you first glimpse the lookout perched on the granite summit, there are hiking trails to the left leading you to the McArthur, Stillman, and Burnt Knob lakes, with native fish in those lakes. This lookout is a must-see! It is possible to camp at the lookout. It is normally unlocked if one wants to sleep inside.