Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout

National Campground
  • Cabins


Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout was constructed in the 1920s and was used by the Forest Service on a regular basis until 1978. It is one of the few remaining historic lookouts in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The lookout is still used by the Forest Service in times of extreme fire danger. The lookout is accessible by car, but the last 4 miles are on unpaved roads and difficult for RVs and cars with trailers to navigate. Visitors must bring many of their own supplies. The accommodations of this lookout may be rustic, but the views guarantee that visitors will have a memorable stay. In order to access the lookout, renter must obtain combination for the lock at the McCloud District Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or call (530) 964-2184 a week prior to arrival. A reservation is required to stay at Little Mt. Hoffman. Lookout; no walk-ins accepted. A free California campfire permit can be obtained at any Forest Service or California Department of Forestry Office Smoking is prohibited within the lookout; smoke only in vehicles or an area cleared of all flammable material. The mountain top and area surrounding the lookout is open to the public; renters have sole use of the lookout building When walking, stay on the roads and watch for sensitive plant signs; do not walk past the signs

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  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom


  • Pet Friendly

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Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout


P.O. BOX 1620, MCCLOUD, California, 96057