Lookout Mountain (Angeles National Forest)
US 1781, CA 27
Lookout Mountain - Circa 1915

Lookout Mountain - Circa 1915

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1781, CA 27 (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° 14.913' W 117° 40.507' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 14' 55" W 117° 40' 30"
N 34.248552° W 117.675125°
Elevation 6,830 ft (2,082 m)
Built 1915
Removed 1927
Administered by US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest


Lookout Mountain is also known as "Old Baldy Lookout" or "Baldy Lookout Mountain". The peak is located just northwest of Baldy Village. A lookout was never located on 10,046 foot Mt. Baldy (Mt. San Antonio).

The lookout is the classic and first California Region 5 Plan 4A. The 6 window panels and high hip roof constructed in 1915 on a 20 foot enclosed timber tower. 

The lookout was reported damaged by severe weather in 1926 or 27 and was dismantled and replaced by Sunset Peak lower down San Antonio Canyon in 1927.

Lookout Mountain has been suggested as the same site as Fuego Vista Lookout on the Angeles. The 2 structures appear to vary in tower height and window details.


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1926 - The last year in service

1926 - The last year in service

Fuego Vista Lookout

Fuego Vista Lookout