The hike is 3 miles round trip with moderate climbing. This is the ideal hike if you don't have much time to spend. The view from the rock overlook is spectacular. Start the hike before 10:00am on busy weekends to avoid the crowds and for parking. Bring water and of course your camera.
Most of the parking is on the south side of Highway 267, just 1/4 South of the summit. The trail starts on the North side of Highway 267 on a fire road. This is where the Tahoe Rim Trail crosses Highway 267. There is a kiosk with signage 100 yards up the fire road which indicates the single track trail that is the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).
Follow the TRT uphill for approximately 1 mile where a trail cuts off to the left. The TRT continues straight, but the scenic overlook is to the left. There should be a trail marking the "Spur Trail View".
The parking lot is at 7,000 feet and the viewpoint/overlook is at 7,785 feet. The GPS coordinates for the parking lot are: N39.15.306 W120.03.523
Cell service is good on this hike.
Downloadable TRT trail maps are available at: Tahoe Rim Trail Maps
This trail is open to Mountain Bikes. Bikers can ride the TRT from Brockway east for 7 miles to Mount Baldy.