Southeast of Truckee, the Martis Peak Lookout route is a 4 mile one-way trek.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Truckee, head south on SR267. Turn left 1/2 mile south of Brockway Summit on a dirt road and park here.
The mountain bike ride (4 mi./ 1650) 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 tree, serve to guide them during the winter months).