The Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout was constructed in the 1920's and was used by the Forest Service on a regular basis until 1978. It is one of the few remaining historic lookouts on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Lookout is still occasionally used by the Forest Service in times of extreme fire danger.
Special fire restrictions limit the use of campfires, charcoal fires, smoking, and operation of most internal combustion engines. The use of portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel is allowed with a valid California campfire permit. Renter can obtain a free California campfire permit at any Forest Service, CalFire or Bureau of Land Management office. Smoking is prohibited within the lookout, smoke only in vehicles, or an area cleared of all flammable material. Fireworks are prohibited on all National Forest lands.
Rentals & Guides:
From a height of 7,309 feet, Little Mount Hoffman offers a spectacular view of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, Mt. McLoughlin, and a variety of other interesting landforms. From the Tulelake Basin in the north to the Fall River valley in the south, the 360 degree view offers a peek at some of Northern California's most unique and beautiful scenery. The Shasta McCloud Management Unit invites you to share a new and exciting recreation experience on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Located east of majestic Mt. Shasta, in the lava flow area of Medicine Lake, is the Little Mt. Hoffman fire lookout. Restored to it's original character, the lookout is now being offered as an overnight retreat for personal recreation use.
Current Conditions: At over 7,000 feet, this lookout is only open July through the middle of October.
Operational Hours: July through mid-October
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Toilets
Fees: $75 per night
Operated By: US Forest Service
McCloud Ranger Station,
P.O. Box 1620,
McCloud, Ca 96057,