Pine Mountain Lookout Site
US 1990, CA 118
Pine Mountain Lookout

Pine Mountain Lookout - courtesy of The Chuck Hartley Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1990, CA 118 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 11, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates N 34° 13.408' W 117° 54.118' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 13' 24" W 117° 54' 07"
N 34.223468° W 117.901967°
Elevation 4,545 ft (1,385 m)
Built 1935
Removed 1968 Arson Fire
Administered by US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest


Pine Mountain was selected as a lookout site after a seen area survey was completed in 1934. The structure was a California Region 5 Plan BC-301 cabin atop a 10 foot open timber tower.

The lookout was no longer staffed for fire detection by the late 1940's and was used for a Los Angeles County cloud seeding project for a time in the early to mid 1960's.

The building was burned by 'hippies' in 1968 and not rebuilt.


Change Basemap


March 29, 1934

March 29, 1934 - courtesy of The Monrovia News Post

July 19, 1964

July 19, 1964 - courtesy of The Los Angeles Times