Buck Rock Fire Lookout
This post is not for you if you're afraid of heights! But if you are brave, Buck Rock is a fascinating piece of history with a knockout view. Situated on a granite dome in the Big Meadows area of Sequoia National Forest, Buck Rock is a fire lookout tower built in 1923. It's quite a climb to the top (172 steps), but a 360-degree view of the Sierra and the Coast Ranges is your reward. It is staffed continuously during the fire season by Forest Service employees and volunteers.