High Knob Lookout

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Once the site of a fire lookout tower, high knob was staffed by the Camp Cadiz Civilian Conservation Corpsmen (CCC) during the early days of the Shawnee National Forest.  The old tower's concrete footings still remain. A picnic area provides daytime parking and trailhead for the 5-miles of interconnecting trails below the Knob. Forty foot cliffs, clear creeks and deciduous forest are just a few of the features along the path.

At a Glance

Open Season: January

General Information


From the small town of Karbers Ridge along Karbers Ridge Road, turn north onto High Knob Road. Go 2 miles and turn east (right) onto Knob Hill Lane for half a mile to High Knob Lookout. Note: Knob Hill Lane leads through High Knob Ranch/campground. 

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