Burnt Knob is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.466m (8,090ft) above the sea level, located in the southern Clearwater Mountains of Idaho County, Idaho, in USA.
Located on the edge of the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness in the Nez Perce National Forest, the road to the summit is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s called Forest Road 468-C (Road 468-C). The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. This is an unmaintained, rocky road and caution should be used when driving it.
Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Expect a trail pretty steep. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. At the summit there’s a lookout tower built in 1930. It is maintained for emergency use.
Pic&video: Eric Blume