Baker Point Lookout
US 376, CA 38

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 376, CA 38 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered March 10, 2001
Location Sequoia National Forest
Tulare County, California
Coordinates N 35° 51.138' W 118° 30.108' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 51' 08" W 118° 30' 06"
N 35.852300° W 118.501800°
Elevation 7,490 ft (2,283 m)
Built 1950
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Hot Springs Ranger District

Description

It is hard to find a more beautiful lookout location than Baker Point on the Sequoia National Forest in California's southern Sierras. Reached only by a difficult trail (two mules were killed during construction in 1950), Baker Point Lookout offers spectacular views. Currently used only in emergencies and still a key radio repeater site, the 14' x 14' L-6 cab with catwalk is on a 20' wooden tower. There is also an adjacent ground house.

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September 1973 photo

September 1973 photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo

2015 Neil Cadwallader photo