Pinecrest Peak Lookout Site
US 1883, CA 78
Bill Johnson - Pinecrest Peak Lookout - 1935

Bill Johnson - Pinecrest Peak Lookout - 1935 - courtesy of Stanislaus National Forest Archive - Ola Zimmerman Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1883, CA 78 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered December 29, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Stanislaus National Forest
Tuolumne County, California
Coordinates N 38° 13.450' W 119° 56.493' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 13' 27" W 119° 56' 30"
N 38.224165° W 119.941547°
Elevation 8,134 ft (2,479 m)
Built 1934
Removed Unknown
Administered by US Forest Service - Stanislaus National Forest


The lookout was constructed in 1934 according to the 1986 Thornton Survey. The ground cabin was a California Region 5 Plan BC-301. The lookout may have been used as an Aircraft Warning Service site during WWII but was not built for that purpose despite the Stanislaus National Forest notation below.

Summit Ranger District, 8,440' elevation. This lookout was originally built as a National Defense Observation Tower during World War II. It was staffed from 1939-1973. It is no longer standing. (Stanislaus National Forest)


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Pinecrest Peak Lookout Site - 2011

Pinecrest Peak Lookout Site - 2011 - courtesy of