Sierra Pelona Lookout Site
US 1788, CA 34
Sierra Pelona Lookout

Sierra Pelona Lookout - courtesy of National Museum of Forest Service History

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1788, CA 34 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered November 3, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates N 34° 33.657' W 118° 21.355' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 33' 39" W 118° 21' 21"
N 34.560945° W 118.355916°
Elevation 4,855 ft (1,480 m)
Built 1934
Removed Unknown
Administered by US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest


Sierra Pelona Lookout was constructed  sometime between 1934 and 1936 by the Angeles National Forest. The structure is a California Region 5 Plan BC-301 cabin atop a 30 foot K-Brace steel tower.

Heavy winds gusts to 100 mph were frequently recorded at Sierra Pelona. A windstorm caused enough damage to the lookout to require an evacuation of the operator in 1956.

Sierra Pelona was active as to at least 1976.


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1940 - courtesy of George Petersen


1953 - courtesy of Valley Times



Photo courtesy of Angeles National Forest