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Awesome 360 deg views

The Martis Peak Fire Lookout is one of the best places to see. I do wish that it was still in... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Karla S
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Sacramento, California
THE VIEW!

Turn off of Hwy 267 and drive up a road that takes you up through a forested area. Watch for dirt... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
joman833
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Truckee, California
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27 Aug 2018
“Awesome 360 deg views”
26 Jun 2018
“THE VIEW!”
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Hwy 267, Martis Peak Road, Truckee, CA
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Martis Peak Fire Lookout is one of the best places to see. I do wish that it was still in operation by the Forest Service as it was very interesting talking with the person on-duty. The views are wonderful and an excellent photo spot!

Thank Karla S
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Turn off of Hwy 267 and drive up a road that takes you up through a forested area. Watch for dirt bikers who love this place. Once you've reached the top, you'll be glad that you made the trip. 360 degrees of the most breathtaking...More

4  Thank joman833
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
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

3  Thank TwoTeaTotalers
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

3  Thank Jack P
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
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

Thank Faryz1
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.

1  Thank tumblentumbleweeds58
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
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 Ken N
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Cannot predict March 2019 snow conditions. However, Tahoe is always worth visiting because of the exceptional scenery. If you prefer warmer weather, then going during the summer months is recommended, since you will likely... More
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