North Mountain Lookout
US 1189, CA 120

Photo courtesy of Bill Luedeke/HAER

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1189, CA 120 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered April 24, 2017
Nominated by Bill Luedeke
Location Stanislaus National Forest
Tuolumne County, California
Coordinates N 37° 54.162' W 119° 53.877' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 54' 10" W 119° 53' 53"
N 37.902701° W 119.897958°
Elevation 5,754 ft (1,754 m)
Built 1963
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Originally a crow's nest lookout, this current tower was built in 1963. It has a K-brace tower of 54 feet with a 13’x13’ live-in steel cab. It overlooks the Hetch Hetchy Valley and Yosemite High Country.


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Photo courtesy of Library of Congress


1955 - courtesy of Stanislaus National Forest Archive