Agency: Los Angeles County Forestry Department
Dates: 1929-1935
Tower: 30 ft steel
Cab: n/a
Status: Demolished/Relocated
Elevation: 5517 ft

Topo Map: Burnt Peak
Coordinates: 34.693215, -118.561406
Trail reports: NobodyHikesinLA, Peakbagger 

Sawmill Mountain is located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of the Angeles National Forest, in the vicinity of Lake Hughes. It got its name from the time when loggers once worked the northern side of the mountain.

FR7N23 which will take you directly to Sawmill

In 1929 a Forest Service fire lookout was established on the peak. By 1934 plans were set to dismantle the 30 foot steel lookout tower since the tower did not fit into the “new detection plan” and by 1935 the lookout was moved to Tejon Mountain.

Cement blocks are all that remain on the summit.

Looking towards Sawmill

Cement blocks of Sawmill Mountain Lookout

Sawmill Benchmark from 1932

Warm Springs Topo Map 1936


Fire Lookouts