Buck Rock Lookout, Tulare County, California, Elevation = 8502 ft.

Located in Sequoia National Forest

Buck Rock sets on top of a granite dome and is one of the most spectacular lookout locations in California. The structure, built in 1923, is one of the oldest lookouts still in use. This lookout is on the National Historic Lookout Register #284. Photos taken August 11, 2008
East side view showing the stairway constructed in 1942.
The last section of the stairs. Take a deep breath. Huell Howser made it so can you!
Visiting hours for the lookout. Usually staffed from June through October. Drive the General's Highway (#198) south to Forest Road 14S11, turn left to Big Meadows. After 2.5 miles turn north on 13S04 to the lookout. Good roads all the way.
Kathy Ball on the right who has been at the lookout for 16 years with Michelle a Sequoia NF Recreation Patrol Officer.