Hayfork Bally Lookout
US 1366, CA 189
Hayfork Bally Lookout - 2009

Hayfork Bally Lookout - 2009 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1366, CA 189 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 29, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Trinity County, California
Coordinates N 40° 39.530' W 123° 13.144' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 39' 32" W 123° 13' 09"
N 40.658835° W 123.219062°
Elevation 6,268 ft (1,910 m)
Built 1965
Administered by US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Hayfork Bally has been a lookout site since at least 1920.

The U.S. Air Force acquired approximately one quarter of an acre near the lookout for an unmanned Gap Filler radar station.  The improvements included a concrete block building, two 15,000 gallon underground fuel tanks, antenna tower, fencing and an improved gravel road. The site operated from 1958-63.

The current structure is a USFS National Plan CL-100 13x13 cabin on a 42 foot K-Brace steel tower constructed in 1965.


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Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of www.peakbagging.com

Helena - Fork Fire from Hayfork Bally Lookout - 2017

Helena - Fork Fire from Hayfork Bally Lookout - 2017 - courtesy of Jeffrey Hamilton


2008 - courtesy of Laguna Hotshots