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Stateline Fire Lookout

Crystal Bay, NV
+1 530-573-2600
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Great walk, fabulous vistas!

Although a pretty steady climb up, it's fairly short. Trail at the top with vista explanations is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Great hike

The rangers told us this is a great hike and they were so right. It is A wonderful hike and easy to... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Kansas City
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This much-overlooked point provides one of the best views of Lake Tahoe.
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  • Very good16%
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“the loop” (3 reviews)
“lake tahoe” (10 reviews)
“easy hike” (3 reviews)
Crystal Bay, NV
+1 530-573-2600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a pretty steady climb up, it's fairly short. Trail at the top with vista explanations is breath-taking. Be sure to take your camera! Bathrooms at the top.

Thank DJMcDonald
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The rangers told us this is a great hike and they were so right. It is A wonderful hike and easy to drive to. Do not block the gate as there is plenty of parking on the right side. You are in the sun most...More

Thank pvnipper
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We've been to Tahoe many times without discovering this gem. We did this hike with granddaughters ages 6 and 11. Fairly easy hike up with spectacular payoff. Kids even enjoyed the educational signs on the loop path at the top. We spent 2 hours round...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Thank you TripAdvisor Forums for helping me learn about this hike and fabulous location. It feels like a secret place - and maybe some people would like to keep it that way - but wow! The hike is on a paved, former road that travels...More

1  Thank Dina0827
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is now our favorite short hike at Tahoe. Thanks tripadvisor for making us aware that hike existed! This is a very short and easy hike with a spectacular payoff! The views during the hike and at the top are among our favorite in Tahoe....More

Thank dhen
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Turn on Reservoir Road, then a quick right onto Lakeview to a gate near a fire hydrant. The "trail" is mostly paved and it is a short but steep grade. At the top there are smaller trails so that you can see nearly 360 degree...More

1  Thank Anne32825
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stateline Fire Lookout may have the best view of Lake Tahoe. It is a relatively easy walk up, has gorgeous views, has free parking, is kid and dog friendly (there are even doggy doodie bags at the entrance), has informative displays and a bathroom at...More

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was staying in Incline Village and was looking for an easy scenic stroll. This was it! Easy to walk up with option to explore plenty of side trails. Spectacular views without needing to do lots of hiking.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Take the small walkway to the right near the top and see views of Agate Bay on the west, then loops around to the point view, then around to Crystal Bay. This shorter hike is a hidden gem.

2  Thank pbingham1
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The hotel staff recommended this place to us and mentioned this is the best view of the entire lake. They were absolutely right. The views were amazing and the hike was beautiful with all of the trees and nature. I was astounded by the natural...More

Thank guamgirl04
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29 May 2017|
Response from Robert N |
Take Hwy 28 east to Stateline, NV. Turn left on Reservoir Rd (0.1 mi past the crosswalk signal between the Tahoe Biltmore and Crystal Bay casinos). Take second right on Lakeview Ave (as indicated by "Fire Lookout... More