Junipero Serra (Santa Lucia) Lookout Site
US 1864, CA 59
Junipero Serra Lookout - 1987

Junipero Serra Lookout - 1987 - courtesy of

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1864, CA 59 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered December 20, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Los Padres National Forest
Monterey County, California
Coordinates N 36° 08.760' W 121° 25.250' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 08' 46" W 121° 25' 15"
N 36.145996° W 121.420840°
Elevation 5,842 ft (1,781 m)
Built 1935
Removed Cabin gone, tower remains
Administered by US Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest


Junipero Serra Lookout was constructed on Santa Lucia Peak in 1935. A California Region 5 Plan BC-301 cabin stood atop a 30 foot K-Brace open steel tower. The lookout is referred to as 'Santa Lucia' in the 1988 "Lookouts of the Los Padres National Forest - Monterey Division" by Irma Oksen Reaves. The peak may be referred to by either name in various publications.

The tower remains, the cabin was removed at an unknown date.


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