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Magnificent view

On our drive along the lake, we stopped at this fantastic point to see the fantastic view over the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carl-Henrik P
Kungsbacka, Sweden
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Yes it is an inspiration

This place lives up to its name. Such a beautiful place to enjoy the view of the lake below. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our drive along the lake, we stopped at this fantastic point to see the fantastic view over the lake. Almost as beautiful as the lake Fryken in Sweden.

Thank Carl-Henrik P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place lives up to its name. Such a beautiful place to enjoy the view of the lake below. We took so many pictures, but the pictures don't do this gorgeous place justice. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, great hikes, all around a awesome place to be. Love this place in tahoe. As a local its great because I can go when it is not busy

Thank Glenda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place to sit and relax and enjoy the view. Parking is limited, the best time to visit is in the evening my personal opinion.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a fair amount of parking here and at the campgrounds across the road. Truly gorgeous view of the Bay from several points, bathrooms, there was even a food truck when we stopped by on Friday. If you're in the area, stop by for sure.

Thank JaymoOslo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Should not be missed in you're in the Tahoe Area. Looking down on the beautiful waters and coast of Emerald Bay is mesmerizing!

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Driving around the lake and found this spot. Inspiration point is a great name and is so true. I was struck dumb momentarily.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Best panoramic view! Advise to go early in the morning to beat the crowds. Very popular and difficult to find parking.

Thank footepath
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We got up early one morning because I read that Inspiration Point was a great place to watch the sun rise! I don't think we were the only ones that read that as other people were also there. However you cannot see the sun rise...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed August 16, 2018

As I said in the title it is one of the good Vista Points, but on the way towards DL Bilss you will find better Vista Points which will give a great view on the Lake from the top. Parking is free here, but very...More

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April 11, 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
July 5, 2017|
Response from Allfunallthetime | Reviewed this property |
yes. dogs on leash are ok.
June 19, 2016|
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Response from gra1Sydney | Reviewed this property |
speed is not the issue- there is so much along the way, you should just enjoy the journey!