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Great view

If you have a day off in winter time in Northern California, I suggest you rent a car and drive to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Søren H
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Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
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Fantastic stop

I have stopped her dozens of times over the years and it NEVER gets old. It is worth the stop... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
150hotelnightsayear
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a day off in winter time in Northern California, I suggest you rent a car and drive to Lake Tahoe. Great views of the lake and there are several nice restaurants down town. At the view point there are toilets but no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Søren H
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I have stopped her dozens of times over the years and it NEVER gets old. It is worth the stop regardless if you are going from point A to B, or to make it your destination for an hour. It is worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Even during off season this place is beautiful but for good reason. The views are absolutely phenomenal.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rberndt
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We've been here multiple times but it has been a few years. Great place to take some excellent photos. It is easy to find, right off 89, overlooking the south side of Emerald Bay. Parking is typically not easy as everyone stops for a visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Allfunallthetime
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Well worth a stop on your drive around Tahoe - absolutely breathtaking views of Emerald Bay. Definitely try to go early - by midday this place is gridlock!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent views of Emerald Bay. We had no problem parking and it wasn’t crowded. We went around 2pm on a Thursday in October. Loved my pics. Stunning area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daisym157
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We went to Inspiration Point on a Sunday morning the end of September. We were able to get a parking spot in the small lot. The views are amazing and the air is so clear and clean. It wasn't too crowded when we were there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paulas5458549
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view here but hard to get decent photos with the crowds. Parking is difficult and the restrooms were in great need of attention. This was on a Tuesday in October, not what you would expect on a summer weekend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rangerstone2
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Plan to drive this route early if you can and during the week if at all possible. This is basically just a few scenic spots to take photos at. You park along the road and stand beside traffic the whole time so it's not necessarily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This place was beautiful. Such a beautiful place to enjoy the view of the lake below. The pictures don't do this gorgeous place justice. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jnutall
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876theresab
2 October 2018|
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Response from Joe A | Reviewed this property |
wintertime viewing and access definitely depends on the weather...beautiful views if you can get to it though...
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Beetravels
12 April 2018|
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Response from calsun99 | Reviewed this property |
Go to caltrans website road conditions. ( California Transportation Department) Put in the highway number. Echo summit is Hwy. 50 and Donner Summit is Hwy 80. We get snow in May but usually smaller amounts. The roads are... More
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Jonathanherrera26
6 July 2017|
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Response from Allfunallthetime | Reviewed this property |
yes. dogs on leash are ok.
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