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Martis Peak Fire Lookout

Hwy 267, Martis Peak Road, Truckee, CA
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Nice quick hike with good views

We hiked from 267 to the lookout, some great views along the way. Easy trail with a moderate... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
thegrizwolds
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Portland, Oregon
Incredible "Top of the World" View!

We were determined to find this road to the historic lookout.The turn off was a bit tricky to find... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
TwoTeaTotalers
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Fort Bragg, California
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8 Sep 2017
“Nice quick hike with good views”
21 Nov 2016
“Incredible "Top of the World" View!”
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Hwy 267, Martis Peak Road, Truckee, CA
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We hiked from 267 to the lookout, some great views along the way. Easy trail with a moderate incline about 8 miles round trip.

Thank thegrizwolds
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

We were determined to find this road to the historic lookout.The turn off was a bit tricky to find off Hwy 267 as it is not marked. We passed it the first time, then turned around and figured this must be it. We drove up,...More

2  Thank TwoTeaTotalers
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

You can drive almost all the way to the lookout tower on a paved road to the locked gate about a half mile below the tower. The road as soon as you come off the highway doesn't look that good but just a few hundred...More

2  Thank Jack P
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

You can access via car in the no snow months, manned in the summer, very interesting for the kids, views of Truckee, airport and part of Lake Tahoe is great, rodents have eaten their way thru the walls in the winter, lookout when we visited...More

1  Thank SamB29
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a 9.4 mile or so trail depending which way you start out. It's located near Kings Beach, CA. It is accessible from highway 267 by Brockway Summit. The ascent is steep. You can see Lake Tahoe, Donner, Prosser, Boca and Stampede Lakes from...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

We could not find the lookout. We did find a gated community on Martis Peak Road. So much for internet directions.

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Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is a relatively moderate hike. Maybe about an hour each way to the lookout. The trail is in good condition and parking is available along highway 267. Bring a lunch to enjoy while looking at the great view. You can see Lake Tahoe, Truckee,...More

4  Thank 97Rick
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

I found this place years ago, and some days the road is open or not. It has a vantage that overlooks Tahoe to the South, Martis Valley to the North and Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine to the West. Get up there on a clear...More

4  Thank K_Neutz
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Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great view that is relatively unknown - one of my favorite easy hikes in the North Tahoe areas. I first did it on my bike, which makes it a little harder (8 miles of climbing from King's Beach), but came back via car a few...More

3  Thank Eric N
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Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'm writing this review mostly to help folks find the turnout. - From I-80, take 267 towards Lake Tahoe/King's Beach. - The turnout is almost exactly 8.0 miles from I-80 (or 2.5 miles past the main entrance to Northstar). You'll know you are getting close...More

16  Thank Andrew L
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