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Great views with a short, steep hike

I had read that Martis Peak Fire Lookout, an old fire lookout station, provided one of the best... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Tim R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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 28 August 2018
Karla S
Sacramento, California
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Hwy 267, Martis Peak Road, Truckee, CA
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

I had read that Martis Peak Fire Lookout, an old fire lookout station, provided one of the best views of Lake Tahoe. What was not in the article was that it was off the main road and required driving several miles of unmaintained road. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 28 August 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 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

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank joman833
Reviewed 8 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 November 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

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank TwoTeaTotalers
Reviewed 19 November 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

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Jack P
Reviewed 13 November 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank SamB29
Reviewed 1 November 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

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank tumblentumbleweeds58
Reviewed 20 March 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

Date of experience: June 2015
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Deana C
28 November 2018|
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Never mind, I finally found that it is 8742'
Natalyn N
12 August 2018|
Response from joman833 | Reviewed this property |
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