Mount Lukens Lookout Site
US 1785, CA 31
Mount Lukens Lookout - Region 5 Plan 4AR

Mount Lukens Lookout - Region 5 Plan 4AR

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1785, CA 31 (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° 16.149' W 118° 14.340' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 16' 09" W 118° 14' 20"
N 34.269148° W 118.238992°
Elevation 5,081 ft (1,549 m)
Built 1922/1933
Removed 1935
Administered by US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest


The original Mount Lukens structure was built in 1922 and burned in a wildfire in late 1933. The structure was replaced in some time after that with a California Region 5 Plan 4AR on a 10 foot open timber tower.

Reports suggest the lookout structure was dismantled and moved to Josephine Peak in 1935. San Rafael Lookout opened in 1934 and covered much of the same area. Photos of the Josephine Peak Lookout suggest a new structure was built there and the Mount Lukens structure was not used.


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Circa 1920's

Circa 1920's - courtesy of Gordon Rowley

May 29, 1923

May 29, 1923 - courtesy of Los Angeles Times

November 23, 1933

November 23, 1933 - courtesy of Pasadena Post