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Fire Tower Hikes

These hikes take you to the fun summit experience of a fire tower. While fire towers may largely be a thing of the past, some are still manned and actively working to spot wildfires. Some of the fire towers also allow visitors; read the individual guides for more info.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Slide Mountain Lookout Hike10.8HardCastaic2620Y
Hike Josephine Peak From Colby Canyon8.4ModerateTujunga2300Y
Boucher Fire Tower Loop (Palomar Mountain)3.5EasyPalomar Mountain630N
Sunset Peak Trail Hike (Angeles National Forest)7.5ModerateMt Baldy1300Y
Hike Keller Peak on the Exploration Trail12.5ModerateBig Bear2200Y
Hot Springs Mountain Trail Guide (San Diego)10.5HardWarner Springs2500Y
Mt Hawkins Loop Hike (Hawkins, Middle, and South Mount Hawkins)13HardIrwindale3750Y
Black Mountain Trail to the Fire Lookout (Idyllwild, CA)8HardBanning2820Y
Hike Mt Islip From Crystal Lake10.5HardAzuza2800Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y