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Address: Forest Service Road 4S01, San Bernardino National Forest, Idyllwild Ranger District, San Bernardino, CA
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Great hike and view!

My 17 month old son hiked almost all the way to the top! His first peak :) I've visited lots of fire lookouts and this was one of the nicest ones. Great hosts at the tower... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2013
Tarol
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Pendleton, Oregon
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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

My 17 month old son hiked almost all the way to the top! His first peak :) I've visited lots of fire lookouts and this was one of the nicest ones. Great hosts at the tower - George and Charlotte - were very gracious with hospitality and answered our questions. Thank you!!

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Lucerne Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

A modern up graded Fire Lookout. good parking Although its on dirt. Not far from Boulder Basin campground. Camped there several times .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2008

Looking for an adventure near Idyllwild? Visit the Black Mountain Fire Lookout. The drive up a narrow forest service road is spectacular. So is the view from the tower at nearly 8,000 feet. Despite what the San Bernardino National Forest Association says on their website about driving all the way to the tower, you must park and walk about 1/2... More 

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