Grapevine Peak Lookout Site
US 1855, CA 50
Grapevine Peak Lookout - 1940

Grapevine Peak Lookout - 1940 - courtesy of

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1855, CA 50 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered December 15, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Kern County, California
Coordinates N 34° 54.181' W 118° 54.268' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 54' 11" W 118° 54' 16"
N 34.903012° W 118.904461°
Elevation 4,816 ft (1,468 m)
Built Circa 1940
Removed Unknown
Administered by Kern County Fire Department


Grapevine Peak may have been constructed for the Kern County Fire Department prior to 1940. The site does not appear on Thornton's 1986 survey but is noted as a county structure on Ron Kemnow's site.

The structure appears to be a 14x14 cabin similar to a US Forest Service L-4 design on a 30 foot open timber tower.

The removal date is unknown. Grapevine Peak remains a busy communications site.


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Aircraft Warning Service Article - 1943

Aircraft Warning Service Article - 1943 - courtesy of