Tahoe National Forest

Martis Peak Lookout

Mileage: 4 miles one-way
Elevation: 7,000'-8,650'
Difficulty: Moderate
Type of Route: Dirt Road
Use Level: Heavy
Topographic Map: Martis Peak Quad
Access: Take Highway 267 south from Truckee. Turn left 1/2 mile south of Brockway Summit on a dirt road. Park here.
Description: The ride is a steady climb on a good dirt road with a rewarding 360-degree panoramic view at the top from the old fire lookout. Follow the main road, which is marked with orange diamonds (the road serves as a snowmobile and popular cross-country skiing route, and these markers, often high in the trees, serve to guide them during the winter months).

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Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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