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Red Mountain Fire Lookout, CA

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Red Mountain Fire Lookout

Red Mountain (elev. 4,573ft) is located in the southern part of the San Bernardino National Forest southeast of Hemet. Besides having the best views of the southern San Jacinto Mountains. Red Mountain...[more]

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Directions

Take Highway 243 south from Idyllwild, continue on Highway 74 (toward Palm Desert). Turn on Highway 371 toward Anza. Turn right onto Cary Road, go 5 miles, turn left on the dirt road toward Tripp Flats Fire Station, and follow Forest Road 6S22 for 9 more miles to the lookout.

From the Temecula area, heading south on US 15, get off the freeway at Hwy 79. Go east on
Hwy 79 to Hwy 371. Take Hwy 371 northeast toward Anza. Before reaching Anza and
immediately after passing the Cahuilla Creek Indian Reservation Casino, turn left onto Cary
Road, go 5 miles, turn left on the dirt road toward Tripp Flats Fire Station, and follow Forest
Road 6S22 for 9 more miles to the lookout.

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