Blue Ridge Lookout Site
US 1778, CA 24
Blue Ridge Lookout - Winter - Late 1920's

Blue Ridge Lookout - Winter - Late 1920's

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1778, CA 24 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered November 2, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates N 34° 21.086' W 117° 40.482' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 21' 05" W 117° 40' 29"
N 34.351440° W 117.674703°
Elevation 8,516 ft (2,596 m)
Built 1928
Administered by Los Angeles County Fire Department
Cooperators US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest


Blue Ridge Lookout may have been cooperatively constructed and staffed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest as a number of lookouts in Los Angeles County were.

The structure was completed in 1928 with a 60 foot open X-Brace steel tower and an 8x8 observation only cabin. A stone residence cabin was also constructed on the site and remains, serving as communications equipment storage today.

The lookout structure was dismantled and reconstructed on Bodle Peak in 1930 or later.

A July 1, 1931 article in the San Bernardino Sun newspaper states that the Blue Ridge Lookout Station recorded a high of 68 degrees the previous day, and another article dated June 14 1932 mentions the lookout station at Blue Ridge spotted a fire in the Lake Arrowhead area. 1933 -  the forest was using Blue Ridge to test out the new forest radio system, using the tower or the stone cabin at ground level. (Courtesy Bruce Risher)



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Residence Cabin - Radio Vault

Residence Cabin - Radio Vault - courtesy of Brad Eells