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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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You will be hard-pressed to find a nicer view in all of Lake Tahoe, particularly one that does not require a lengthy hike. Overlooking Crystal Bay, high above the casinos, resorts, and the California-Nevada state line, the Stateline Fire Lookout is one of the best lake views along the north shore. With informational plaques provided along the way, The Stateline Fire Lookout is both beautiful and educational.

To reach the lookout park near the blocked fire road at the end of Lookout Road. Park along the wall, making sure not to block the gate. The lookout is half a mile walk up the mostly-paved road. Informational signs along the path impart knowledge on the area and Lake Tahoe in general. Once you reach the end of the road, you can continue onto the rock lookout for a fantastic vista, including the majority of the lake, Kings Beach and the ski resorts in the distance. Make sure to bring your camera!

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Beautiful vista overlooking Lake Tahoe. Easy hike.

Cons

Can be crowded. Hiking on paved road. Hard to find.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant

Location

Field Guide + Map

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