Triunfo Peak Lookout - Relocated from Bodle Peak in 1934 - Shown at Blue Ridge in 1928
|Registry Numbers||US 1780, CA 26 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||November 2, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Ventura County, California
N 34° 06.360' W 118° 54.925' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 06' 22" W 118° 54' 56"
N 34.105994° W 118.915422°
|Elevation||2,622 ft (799 m)|
|Administered by||Los Angeles County Fire Department|
|Cooperators||National Park Service|
The lookout structure, a 60 foot X-Brace steel tower and an 8x8 observation cabin were dismantled at Bodle Peak, 4 miles northeast in 1934. The lookout tower and cab were originally located at Blue Ridge in the Angeles National Forest before being relocated to Bodle Peak in 1930.
The dismantled structure was re-assembled during 1934. A satellite image shows what appears to be a foundation of a residence cabin. The area was burned over during the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
Ventura County Fire Department History: "Ventura County assisted the Los Angeles County Fire Department in putting up the Triunfo Peak lookout in May 1930. In November of that year, the Potrero fire burned 23,000 acres between Thousand Oaks and the coast and incinerated the Triunfo Peak tower. Los Angeles County rebuilt the tower and it operated each fire season until the late 1960s, when Los Angeles County took the tower out of service.
Triunfo Peak Lookout Site - 2019
Triunfo Peak - Current - The concrete base is of unknown purpose