Strawberry Peak Lookout
Peak Fire Lookout is located off Highway 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains
near the communities of Twin Peaks and Rim Forest.
The tower is staffed by volunteers and is open between the hours of 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Visitors are welcome to come up to the top and view and learn about the mountains, use the restored Osborne Fire Finder and learn about fire prevention. The tower season is from Memorial Day to December but this particular tower is often open a few weeks earlier and stays open for the remaining fire season if volunteers are available.
Strawberry Peak (elev. 6, 135 ft.) gets its name from a strawberry farm owned by Bart Smithson from the 1870s-80s. The 30ft. tower you see today was built in 1934 and is the second tower to be built there. The first tower - built in 1922 - was 80ft. tall and was constructed using railings donated by the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as the corner posts.
The Strawberry Peak Lookout Leader is Dave Smith.
Take Highway 18 to Rim Forest (west of Skyforest). Turn (north) on to Bear Springs Road toward Twin Peaks. Follow the lookout signs. The lookout is 2 miles on this paved road. You can drive right up to the lookout on a paved road.