Sugar Pine Mountain Lookout Site
US 1900, CA 95
Sugar Pine Mountain Lookout - 1937

Sugar Pine Mountain Lookout - 1937 - courtesy of Mark Swift Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1900, CA 95 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered January 30, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Hoopa Indian Agency
Humboldt County, California
Coordinates N 41° 02.375' W 123° 45.201' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 02' 22" W 123° 45' 12"
N 41.039583° W 123.753343°
Elevation 3,920 ft (1,195 m)
Built Circa 1930's
Removed Unknown
Administered by Bureau of Indian Affairs
Cooperators US Indian Service


Sugar Pine Mountain was a 7x7 observation only cabin atop a 3 leg 80 foot X-Brace open timber tower.

The structure was constructed in the 1930's with the only known photograph dated 1937. A residence cabin was built on site as well.

The lookout is a 3-legged wooden tower with a square cab mounted on it. Similar towers existed on other Indian Reservations like the Spokane, Colville, and Yakama reservations. This style of tower must have been the old US Indian Service (USIS) go-to style for towers back in the 30s. Like R5, if they needed the cab more than 30 feet up, a live-in cab was not an option. (Dave Bula)

Date of removal was prior to 1986 but unknown.


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