Slide Mountain

Slide Mountain Lookout TowerSlide Mountain Lookout

If you enjoy a great hike that ends with a great 360 degree view of the North West section of the Angeles National Forest, including Pyramid lake, then Slide Mountain Lookout is the place to be. Giving back to the forest gives us so much pleasure and is a rewarding experience. You can do all this and more by volunteering with ANFFLA. Check this site in late March and early April each year for training dates.

Lookout Statistics

  • Santa Clara-Mojave Rivers Ranger District
  • Re-dedicated 10/04/03
  • USFS Tower Number: NA
  • Date Built: 1969
  • Elevation at foot of Tower: 4,631 feet
  • Tower Height: TBD
  • Cab: 365 square feet
  • Tower: Metal with Metal sheeting exterior
  • Location of Lookout: Coordinates (A,2) on Angeles National Forest Map
  • Legal Location: T.6N, R.18W Section 10

Description of Lookout

The Lookout is a two-story metal Lookout with the cab on top. It was built in association with the construction of Pyramid Reservoir. It has vistas of Interstate 5 and the Sespe Wilderness.

Map and Directions

Follow I-5 North past Castaic to Templin Highway Turnoff (basically at the top of the first grade past Castaic). Turn left underneath the Interstate and drive about 1/4 mile to T intersection that will be Old 99. Turn right and head North for approximately 8 miles (just before road dead-ends in Pyramid Dam). There will be an overgrown road (18W04). Hike up this road approximately 5 miles to the lookout.