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Inspiration Point Vista

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Address: Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Look out over Emerald Bay.

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Beautiful Tahoe

So Picture perfect...beautiful scenery on a beautiful day...Don't miss it. Take a ride around the entire lake (only 72 Miles) will lots of pull offs to enjoy the views..Water was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ckvetko
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St. George, Utah
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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So Picture perfect...beautiful scenery on a beautiful day...Don't miss it. Take a ride around the entire lake (only 72 Miles) will lots of pull offs to enjoy the views..Water was so clear and so blue

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a must stop while visiting Lake Tahoe! you will get amazing views and beautiful pictures! Parking gets hectic but people come and go frequently, but if your patient a parking spot will open and believe me its worth the wait!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool scenery. You do not expect it and then you come around a curve and see Emerald Bay. It is a must see! Look like it came right out of the movie CARS. You are several hundred feet up and se the bay, the mountains and a waterfall!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views of the lake and the surrounding mountains are just beautiful here. Nothing compared to this natural beauty. Just gorgeous.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of two vista areas on Emerald Bay with good parking. The water is sheltered here so the tranquil water with the nice boats on it is beautiful to look at.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best views around Lake Tahoe. The car park gets very busy so we returned at 6.00 pm when the crowds had all but disappeared. Also, the sun was then in the right place to take photographs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inspiration point was a nice view of the lake. I prefer emerald bay/eagle falls better. Worth the stop for sure. Cross the street and you have about A 1.5-2 mile each way hike to cascade falls .....if you are over 60, have knee or hip problems, this is a tougher uphill hike. Mostly Rocky steps, slippery in some areas and... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this by accident after missing a turn for a restaurant. We were so overwhelmed by the view and the beauty of Emerald Bay.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A "must" stop for visitors to Lake Tahoe. Informative placards at the site and a breathtaking view. The road is a bit winding from South Shore. It's a bit easier from Tahoe City.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inspiration Point lookout is directly across the street from the trail head to Cascade Falls. Early in the morning was a perfect time to go. As the day goes on the parking gets tough but totally worth stopping and enjoying the view of Emerald Bay. Bring your camera and take LOTS of pictures!! You won't regret this stop one bit!!

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