Martis Peak Trail is a 9.4 mile out and back trail located near Kings Beach, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until December.
A beautiful system of trails sitting below Matis Peak overlooking the North Shore ofLake Tahoe. Open year round.
Absolutely amazing views from the Martis Peak fire lookout. The trail was in good shape all the way up. This I would consider a moderate level hike. Started at the Brockway Summit (Highway 267). When you reach the paved road up to the fire lookout, the climb gets steep. Be careful along the trail for mountain bikes coming down. Bikers get dropped off at the lookout and travel down to Brockway Summit. Along the trail you come across some nice views of Lake Tahoe. But the real views are from the fire lookout. From there, you can see Lake Tahoe, Donner, Prosser, Boca and Stampede Lakes. My son and I had a picnic at the picnic table below the fire lookout before heading back down the mountain. There is also a public bathroom at the lookout. A great hike with amazing views.
Completed this hike today and 99% of it was in the snow. Started from the 267. Enough snowmobilers and snowshoers have gone up this road to where there was a path all the way up. Plus, the snow made a novice hike somewhat of a work out. Even with the snow my moving time round-trip was 2 hrs 45 min. The views at the look out next to the summit are unreal. Almost a 360 degree view of the north Tahoe area. I definitely recommend this hike as a warm up for another adventure. Don't drive up! Get out there and enjoy the outdoors.
Rode Monday the 4th in the rain at 40 degrees with no body else on the entire mountain! Survived a really cold decent from Martis but returned on Friday the 8th for sun and 80 degree plus temps. A bit more crowded on Fri but not a problem except at the decent on the steep trail down to the pipeline road trailhead. East end of the trail system was deserted and spectacular!