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Inspiration Point Vista

Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Great Lake views

Went here on a recent trip and really enjoyed the views from the top of the trail. The hike was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Healdsburg, California
Always a memorable view

Parking can be difficult but often there are spaces available across the street near bay view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Truckee, California
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Look out over Emerald Bay.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Emerald Bay Rd, Tahoe City, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here on a recent trip and really enjoyed the views from the top of the trail. The hike was pretty mild and so the activity was good for all ages.

Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking can be difficult but often there are spaces available across the street near bay view campground. There is a short paved trail to the overlook of Emerald Bay, one of the most beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.

Thank calsun99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of those places that are breathtaking and you have to stop while driving by. The view is perfect to start your trip..You understand the Majesty of the Earth...

Thank TravelDude555
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We parked before the gates. Looks like less visited. You to walk less than 1 mile.But the view is great. Have portable restrooms.

Thank navinnew
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is one of the most impressive scenic sites in all of the Lake Tahoe area. If you go anywhere go here and behold this!

Thank love2live4ever
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I think my title says it all! As others have said it does get crowded but it was not unmanageable when we were there (parked across the street). We stayed about 10 minutes taking pictures. Easy drive to get there and well worth the time.

2  Thank nametaken5
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

It is absolutely gorgeous here. I would make a point to drive there if you are in the South Lake Tahoe area. Many of the scenic beaches and stops are closed right now due to the winter season, but this has different viewing points that...More

Thank teabee34
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The views you will have from this spot are simply fabulous so find a way to stop and see first hand.. As other reviews indicate you have to be patient and search out a place to park as it is a very popular stop. Be...More

Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 15 October 2017

As you drive up the East side of Lake Tahoe be sure to stop at this vista over Emerald Bay. The views are beautiful and picture worthy. It can get very crowded with very limited parking--use caution when waiting for a spot to open up...More

Thank vakamalua
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Lake Tahoe have many nice view-points. Emerald bay including Inspiration Point Vista is one of the best nice view points. When I went there, we have to look for the parking point because of short of parking in spite of week day.

Thank 勇介 森
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Questions & Answers
6 July 2017|
Response from Allfunallthetime | Reviewed this property |
yes. dogs on leash are ok.
19 June 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!