Pony Peak Lookout Site
US 2039, CA 145
Pony Peak Lookout

Pony Peak Lookout - courtesy of Nancy Hood Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2039, CA 145 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 22, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 36.755' W 123° 34.104' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 36' 45" W 123° 34' 06"
N 41.612581° W 123.568405°
Elevation 5,252 ft (1,601 m)
Built 1934
Removed Unknown
Administered by US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest


Pony Peak was a very early site for fire detection in the Klamath National Forest. A phone line was run to the peak by 1912.

The first and only structure was not built until 1934, a California Region 5 Plan BC-302 cabin on 6 foot enclosed timber tower.

Pony Peak was staffed annually through 1940 and again from 1955-60 and then used intermittently until 1970.

Removal date is unknown, only the foundation remains at the site.


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1925 Temporary Site

1925 Temporary Site - courtesy of USFS - Siskiyou County Museum Collection