Red Mountain Lookout (San Bernadino NF)
US 290, CA 23

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 290, CA 23 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered January 6, 1999
Location San Bernardino National Forest
Riverside County, California
Coordinates N 33° 37.808' W 116° 50.869' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 37' 49" W 116° 50' 52"
N 33.630140° W 116.847815°
Elevation 4,536 ft (1,383 m)
Built 1926
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Idyllwild Ranger District


Built in 1936, Red Mountain Lookout is also the oldest lookout on the Idyllwild Ranger District. It is a R5 1934 standard 14’ x 14’ BC-301 series wooden cab with catwalk atop steel H-brace tower with steel I-beam corner posts. Now rehabilitated, it returned to service with volunteer Lookout Hosts in October 1998.


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