Pilot Hill Lookout
US 1065, CA 106
August 2009 photo by Ron Kemnow

August 2009 photo by Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1065, CA 106 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered March 16, 2015
Nominated by Al Ramirez
Location El Dorado County, California
Coordinates N 38° 49.090' W 121° 01.792' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 49' 05" W 121° 01' 48"
N 38.818159° W 121.029873°
Elevation 1,869 ft (570 m)
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Description

During the Gold Rush era, a bonfire was lighted on the highest peak in Pilot Hill. This peak was known as Pilot Hill Lookout. The bonfire was a beacon used by travelers and merchants transporting their wares to the miners from the Sacramento Valley. The Pilot Hill Lookout remains in use by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Photos

December 19, 2004 photo by Fred Johnson

December 19, 2004 photo by Fred Johnson