Red Mtn 1960s
Red Mtn 1960s

Red Mountain, near the town of Fallbrook in northern San Diego County, has hosted a lookout since 1921. No images exist of the original lookout. A new lookout structure was built in 1935 along with a garage and weather station. The structure was a CDF design similar to the Forest Service 4AR 14 x 14 foot cab on an enclosed 10-foot tower. The 1935 structure was replaced in 1977 with a very simple wood cab resting on a concrete block 10-foot base. The lookout was closed in 1977. The catwalk was removed, and the cab was stripped and sealed, but still stands.? Red Mountain is now a major communications site and is visible to the west of Interstate 15, just north of the Mission Road exit to Fallbrook.

Red Mtn Early Years
Red Mtn Early Years

 

Red Mtn 2010
Red Mtn 2010
Red Mtn (6)WbLg
Red Mountain Today