To reach Lookout Mountain, drive north from Coolin on Cavanaugh Bay-East Lakeshore Road / State Forest Road #1 towards the Lionhead Unit of Priest Lake State Park (23 miles). Continue about 4 miles past the Lionhead campground and bear right onto State Forest Road #44. Continue on Road #44 for 2-1/2 miles to the junction with State Forest Road #432. Turn right onto Road #432 and climb steadily for 3-1/4 miles to the trailhead on the left. Follow the trail to Lookout Lake. Beyond the lake, the trail ascends to a small saddle and trail junction. Stay on the trail to the left. This trail segment will terminate at the Lookout Mountain Road. Follow this road to the lookout site.
Plan on approximately 1-1/2 hours driving time and a 2 - 3 hour hike to reach Lookout Mountain from Coolin.
NOTE: This trail system is not maintained and travel may include negotiating downfalls, brush, and other obstacles. Land navigation equipment and skills may be required to remain on the correct roads and trails as some are not well marked. High clearance or 4X4 vehicles are recommended to access trailheads. Information and maps are available at the Idaho Department of Lands office at the foot of Cavanaugh Bay.