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  • Buck Rock Lookout

    Location: Hume Lake Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest

    Elevation: 8,479

    Active Fire Lookout

    Open: June - October: Daily 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

    Located in the Sequoia National Forest, Buck Rock Lookout sits perched atop a granite dome and offers a breathtaking view of the Great Western Divide and other spectacular high mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

    Access to the top is via a series of stair flights (consisting of 172 steps) suspended from the side of the rock. 

    The current lookout building was constructed in 1923 and is historically significant as a representation of the earliest 4-A style live-in cabs of which there are only three in existence in the world today.

    Click here to find links to webcams pointed in different directions from Buck Rock Lookout.

    For more information, check out the Buck Rock Foundation website at