Lunch Peak

Total Miles


1,949.68 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This popular out and back trail leads to the retired fire lookout tower at lunch peak. On a clear day, the views are outstanding. There are a few tighter switchbacks, but generally, it's an easy washboard trail. It's also a popular offshoot trail for the Idaho BDR Motorcycle Route. There are a few nice dispersed camping spots along the way and one small one near the pit toilets at the top. There is hardly any cell service up here to speak of, so download your maps ahead of time!

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Lunch Peak
Lunch Peak
Lunch Peak


Mostly easy with a few rutted sections and washboard switchbacks.


Lunch Peak lookout offers breathtaking views of Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, the Selkirk Mountains, and Lake Pend Oreille. Located in the Cabinet Mountains, 35 miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho, the lookout sits at 6,414 ft. Guests can enjoy easy access to Pend Oreille Divide Trail #67. The lookout is remote and rustic, with no heat, furnishings, water, or cooking facilities. This basic structure lets visitors experience the feeling of "roughing it" while enjoying the cozy shelter and incredible views of the mountains and valleys below. Remodeled in 2002

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Access Description

From Sandpoint take Highway 200 East 12 miles to Trestle Creek Road; turn left onto Trestle Creek Road #275 and go 12 miles to Lunch Peak Road #1091; turn left onto Road 1091 and go 4 miles to the lookout.

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