Accessing Lookout Ridge involves hiking the Lookout Mountain Trail (412) for about one mile to an elevation of about 5300 feet. An unsigned turn-pff leads down to an old hunt camp. This camp has good views and is a great place to make camp if you're spending the night, but there is NO WATER anywhere on this ridge for human or canine so be sure to pack all that you need.
The ridge is approximately five miles long ranging from 4400 feet to 5200 feet with numerous ups and downs. This author has been unable to connect this trail all the way through to Black Pine Lake due to severe blowdowns and steep sidehilling in spots. Access to this trail from the western end is no easier. Forest Service Road 250 initiates the trail and some flagging may be evident to get you over berms created when the road was cut.
Your rewards will come in the form of solitude, views of the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, and raw rugged beauty. Be careful where you step on the rocky ridge top, as Bitterroot and other native flowers are easily disturbed.