Cajon Summit Lookout Site
US 1710, CA 17
1931 photo

1931 photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1710, CA 17 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 3, 2018
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location San Bernardino County, California
Coordinates N 34° 20.828' W 117° 27.061' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 20' 50" W 117° 27' 04"
N 34.347131° W 117.451014°
Elevation 4,400 ft (1,341 m)
Built 1932
Removed 1980s
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


The lookout was sited at the top of the Cajon Pass where it could observe an area where trains frequently caused fires along with the northern sides of the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains. The former National Trails Highway, also known as Route 66 passed through as well. Route 66 has been replace by Interstate 15.

The lookout was an unusual structure, with a small observation tower and catwalk mounted above a living quarters. The structure fell into disrepair and was removed, likely in the late 1980's.


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