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Phone Number: 530-573-2600
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This much-overlooked point provides one of the best views of Lake Tahoe.

This much-overlooked point provides one of the best views of Lake Tahoe.

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Great easy hike with awesome rewards

A nice easy (though with some grade to it) trail leads up a mile to some incredible views and fun little history markers. Didn't take us long to get up here except for the several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mpugh22
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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297 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice easy (though with some grade to it) trail leads up a mile to some incredible views and fun little history markers. Didn't take us long to get up here except for the several geocaches along the way we stopped to find. The trail itself isn't much to scream about, but what you see up top is awesome. Beautiful,... More 

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New York City, New York
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2,959 reviews
1,524 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You just have to be in awe at the natural beauty of this entire area. Views of the lake just show it's blue waters surrounded by green trees and mountains. Just beautiful

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Sacramento, California
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442 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It's a bit of a walk to get up to the view, but well worth it. The walk is just over 1/2 mile each way. Fairly steep up-hill walk on a paved road to reach the site of the former fire lookout. Finding the access road is a little tricky: From Highway 28 on the north shore of Lake Tahoe,... More 

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1 Thank SteveinCH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Found the place from the local newspaper 15+ ya and visiting it every time we are at Tahoe since then. Recommend to everyone who is able to take a 20 min walk a bit up to see a stunning view of lake Tahoe in any time of the year.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

First off I want to thank user A M for their review and made it so much easier for us to find this place. It is off the beaten path a bit but it is so worth it to spend some time here and enjoy the area. My wife is active but I am not (53 out of shape). This... More 

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1 Thank drcoates
Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Easy trail hike up the fire road to the old fire lookout. Good signage along the trail with area information about where you are looking. Trail is not marked at the head, you need a hike guide book to know it's there. Definitely worth the hour or so.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You can start hiking from the Biltmore hotel or you drive a bit further up the road and park at the fire road gate. There are not too many parking spots in this residential area but most of the time you can still fit in. The hike up the fire road is a bit dusty but the end of the... More 

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3 Thank hiking-har
North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A beautiful area to take a quick hike and check out the scenery. The views are just something to see. You don't need a chopper in this area to see nature. The blue lake is so stunning you do not want to leave. Just a great place to check out nature, Wonderful.

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Los Altos, California
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Family and dog friendly (6' leash) hike. Road is completely paved to the top, and there's a paved interpretive trail that circles the top of the hill. There are benches along the interpretive trail, and a couple of picnic tables and a restroom near the top. There's an area that has boulders that you can climb to see just a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As an avid hiker, I was not inclined to take a 0.5 mile trek. But with a short time window for the day, this hike was the only viable option. If you go to North Tahoe, allow an hour for this jaunt. As others have said, take the road behind the Biltmore, then right to the iron-pipe gate. Take the... More 

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