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Stateline Fire Lookout

Address: NV
Phone Number: 530-573-2600
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Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This much-overlooked point provides one of the best views of Lake Tahoe.
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Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This much-overlooked point provides one of the best views of Lake Tahoe.
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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Discovered this gem by reading another travelers review....and SO glad I did! Hidden up the road behind the Biltmore casino. Well worth the hike and have told many folks not to miss it! Spectacular views...thanks to the family who maintains it for travelers such as myself!!

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MIAMI
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818 reviews 818 reviews
261 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Follow the signs behind the Biltmore for the winding road , as far as you can go. Park on the side of the road and walk to the top. It is an uphill climb, but the panoramic view of the Tahoe basin is worth it. If you like hiking, this is a lovely trail, especially in summer and fall. In... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I read about this gem of a lookout on trip advisor and was glad that I did! Its not a well known lookout but should be as the views from it are amazing. Its located just behind the Biltmore casino in Crystal Bay, you turn left off the main road then follow it behind the hotel and around to the... More 

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Allendale, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were in Tahoe area for 2.5 days and this was one of our favorite hikes/view. It is located near Biltmore casino on an old fire road. There is a small area for parking on the road (don't block the gate!). This spot is not well known-there were only 2-3 other vehicles when we went. The road is paved and... More 

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BC Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Thankfully we had a tour from a friend in Truckee and they took us to this amazing lookout of Lake Tahoe. Its a good exercise yet anyone can do it and makes a nice short trip. It would probably take you less than an hour going at a very easy rate and stopping to take pictures of the sweeping views.

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Nampa, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Location: 39.237347, -120.004081 There's enough parking on the side of the road for about 5 cars, plus some more back down the street a little ways. Been to Lake Tahoe over a dozen times, but never visited here before. It's .75 of a mile from where you park to the top on a paved one lane road at a easy-to-moderate... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

A short walk, about a half mile, up a paved fire road to the fire lookout provides beautiful sweeping views of Lake Tahoe. There is also a narrow but level and paved trail that goes around most to the lookout top with plaques giving some history of Lake Tahoe. Very nice and very uncrowned.

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I am ashamed to admit I've lived on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe for 36+ years and have just NOW done this hike. It is truly an amazing view from the top - you can see both Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista nearly to Tahoe City and across the lake to Incline. It's about a mile each way. It... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The hotel told us this secret place. We hiked up there and found a family camping there to watch the July 3rd firework (one day earlier there). Some places looked pretty dangerous, but the view was great. We got lost on our way down and took a couple more hours to find where we parked. If we had stayed there... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I've been coming to Tahoe to visit family ever since I was a young kid, but only recently discovered this gem. A short, easy hike with an elevation of over 7,000 feet, the Stateline Lookout (or Fire Trail), isn't easy to find but is definitely worth the trip. For those who are interested and having trouble finding it, head towards... More 

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