The Little-Known Fire Tower, Boucher Hill Fire Lookout, Offers A Breathtaking View of Southern California Like You've Never Seen Before
Just when you think you’ve discovered all of SoCal’s hidden gems, this little-known destination pops up on the radar as a reminder that Southern California is filled with neverending surprises and magical destinations.
Tucked inside the Cleveland National Forest and surrounded by splendid views in every direction, this former lookout tower is a great spot to visit for an experience to remember. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect to find when you visit Boucher Hill Fire Lookout Tower.
Located in Palomar Mountain State Park, you'll find one of SoCal's most hidden gems – a fire lookout tower that is still open to the public on days when it is staffed.
Boucher Hill Fire Tower can be located in Pauma Valley inside Palomar Mountain State Park.
With an elevation of 5,438 feet, the view from Boucher Hill Fire Tower is magnificent.
The tower is typically staffed from May through December. If you visit during a time when staff is present, you'll have the opportunity for a tour.
To reach the lookout pad you can either hike to the top or take a scenic drive. Both options will treat you to the beautiful scenery along the way.
The view is stunning from up here. On a clear day you can see miles and miles off in the distance.
If hiking is your option of choice to reach Boucher Hill, you can head out on the Boucher Trail for a refreshing hike in the woods. The trail is only two miles long and is one of the most enjoyable ways to reach the top.
No matter how you get here – on foot, by bike, or by car, you'll be incredibly impressed by what you see.
Did you have any idea this lookout tower was here in Southern California? If you’ve ever had a chance to experience it for yourself we’d love to know, so please share in the comments.
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Pauma Valley, CA 92061, USA