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“Great views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Inspiration Point Vista

Inspiration Point Vista
Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Tahoe City
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Owner description: Look out over Emerald Bay.
Highland, Utah
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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We went on a day that it was really foggy and snowy, so we didn't really see much - went back the next day and WOW - so beautiful. Glad we took the time to drive back up!

Visited November 2012
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Tahoma, CA
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“Great views - but for better views take a hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

For an even better view, go across the street to the back of the Bay View Campground. You'll find the desolation trailhead for the Bay View Trail. Fill out your free wilderness permit and take the trail to the right. In 15 minutes you'll have one of the best views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe that you can find. If you continue on from the overlook you will find Granite Lake, beyond you can continue to the Velmas.

This trail offers much better views and less people than the popular Eagle Lake Trail. Plus free parking.

Visited September 2012
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“Must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This stop is a must do the vista is something that will stay with you a long time, good parking and lots of seating.... Enjoy

Visited October 2012
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Mountain View, California, United States
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“Must go for all photographers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This scenic view vista point is awesome to take pictures. It give you an awesome look of the emerald bay at lake tahoe. Visit in the evening when you will see the orange mountain and the mild waters to take the best photo sessions.

Visited September 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“Great Photo Opportunity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Take the drive to the vista. I think you will be happy you did. Great view of Emerald Bay with the main lake behind you. One of the reasons you come to the area is to appreciate the natural beauty. Inspiration Point Vista gives you a chance to see the Tahoe scenery from a unique height perspective. The added bonus is the great photo you get to show off to all your friends sitting back home in smog.

Visited September 2012
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