Is there any camping relatively nearby? Looking to possibly do a trip Memorial Day weekend. Stay Friday night in Reno. Drive to trailhead on Saturday. Spend Saturday on the trail to the lookout. Camp nearby, or even a short drive to a camping spot for a moderate hike on Sunday. Camp Sunday night. Drive back to Reno Monday mid-morning and on to home in Pittsburg. Any suggestions?
Looks a nice trip! That seems to be all National Forest lands, so you should be able to camp anywhere reasonable. Where to camp partly depends on which trail you're taking; there are several around there, and least 3 ways to the lookout. If you're looking to car camp rather than backpacking, Sardine Lake Campground is about a five mile drive from the Sierra Buttes trailhead. I was just looking at some of the 360° pictures from the lookout; what a spectacular view! Now I have to go there too, so thanks for the inspiration, Ken! #hikinguphill