Developed in 1914 with a camp lookout, a 10x10' cab was built here in 1922. The present 10' tower with L-4 cab, built in 1939, is staffed every summer. It is also one of the few lookouts with a Bosworth firefinder rather than an Osborne firefinder.
Nez Perce National Forest
14 miles northwest of Elk City
Idaho County, Idaho
Elevation 7135'
USGS Benchmark QZ0730

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Pilot Knob in 1922 Pilot Knob in 1989
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum