Weaver Bally Lookout
US 1060, CA 105
September 2009 photo

September 2009 photo - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1060, CA 105 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Vickie Lamoureux
Location Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Trinity County, California
Coordinates N 40° 47.859' W 123° 00.235' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 47' 52" W 123° 00' 14"
N 40.797643° W 123.003920°
Elevation 6,992 ft (2,131 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Located atop Weaver Bally Ridge in northern California, this steel lookout overlooks Trinity Lake and the surrounding Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The 1935 cabin was removed and relocated to the Trinity County Fairgrounds in Hayfork, California.


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Weaver Bally Lookout - Original Cab at the Trinity County Fairgrounds - 2009

Weaver Bally Lookout - Original Cab at the Trinity County Fairgrounds - 2009 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Former tower site

Former tower site - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Visit Reports

October 14, 2011: Vickie Lamoureux


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Steep metal stairway of 27 steps with no metal enclosure. Awkward railing system.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Comments: Paint, stain and general maintenance has been deferred over the years.
Other enroachments? A repeater may be installed inside this tower. No location determined yet for antennae. Roof access is via metal ladder.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? A sign at pavement's end, approx 6 miles downhill from the tower is in good shape. Has not yet been shot up by hunters.


Staffed? No
Tower is staffed seven days per week, eight hours per day during fire season.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
This tower is close enough to the community of Weaverville, which has been almost burned off the map due to wildfire several times within the last two decades. Many visitors access the Trinity Alps Wilderness from the Weaver Bally Lookout Road, which requires a sturdy vehicle with at least 6" of clearance. This tower has the potential to deliver Fire Prevention messages to many, many people, both locals and visitors alike.