Drove up to the peak and then climbed up to the lookout tower. The staff up there were nice and explained how the equipment works.
Great views of the mountains, flat lands were hazy. Attendants were really friendly and knowledgeable. The highest point is at the summit rocks to the NE of the tower. There is a reference marker in tact.
Hiking from the Hwy 18 trailhead offers a short and steep climb to a lookout area. Completed this many times while working in the area. Beautiful view - the ocean is visible on particularly clear days.
Drove up while visiting relatives in Twin Peaks.
The view from Strawberry Peak was smoky due to forest fires in Southern California.
Eight summits on the day, all rather tame, most of all this one. Trip Report
Part of 3 day, 15 peak (or bump) trip with Bob Burd including 12 active HPS peaks. Yes, this was the easiest one.
Fire lookouts rule!
I love fire lookouts :)