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Mt. Tallac Trail

Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We hiked in a group of 4 (27 year-olds). We started the trail at 8 am and it took us about 8 hours round trip. We are from Miami, FL and were not used to the elevation, but it was totally attainable. There are plenty of fellow hikers to keep you motivated to the top. I suggest bringing a lot... More

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Henderson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have taken the hike up to Mt. Tallac. For us (ages 73 and 74) I would rate it difficult, particularly in the part where you take 1 step up and slide back 2 or 3 steps. But we did make it to the top and the view was spectacular! Do it if you can!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A tough and strenuous hike, start early in the morning and please take loads of water as it is a thirsty job. The scenery on the way up is beautiful. It's also tough on the knees coming down, lots of rubble so wear sturdy footwear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The views are amazing and you definitely feel like you are rewarded for your effort and hard work. In order to make it to the top, give yourself time and leave early. Make sure you stop to enjoy the amazing views.

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Los Altos, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I am a 59 year old woman who hiked this trail with my 24 year old daughter. This hike is strenuous and not for everyone. Bring snacks and plenty of water and expect to take some breaks to catch your breath. Get an early morning start before the sun gets too hot and enjoy the scenery along the way. We... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

2300+ feet elevation, a very steep mid-section with no shade, no water available, but WOW, what views! Desolation Wilderness, multiple lakes, and a bird's eye view of Lake Tahoe from the summit. Engouraged: start early to beat the mid-day heat and crowds.

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Halifax, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Decided to try this trail after seeing the good reviews on this site. While the view at the top is spectacular - with 360 degree vistas (see pictures!) - be warned this is a difficult and long hike. The elevation gain is 3,500 feet and for most of the way up the climb is relentless and in some of the... More

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boulder, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful site, enjoyed our visit in the grounds and the houses, definitely worth a visit. Well preserved by the many volunteers - good job!

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We climbed Mt. Tallac by parking in the Glen Alpine trailhead and hiking to Gillmore Lake. While stopping once in a while to take pictures, rest, snack, and to enjoy the view, it took us about 3 hours to get to Lake Gillmore. That was a great view. There we stopped to have lunch, purify water, and rest before moving... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

first mile is cool with easy climb; then it gets harder; but the views are fantastic; they higher you want to go the better trained you need to be

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