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Address: Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Summit of Mt. Tallac

The turn off from 89 is well marked and across from Baldwin Beach. The trail head is also well marked. I arrived at 5:30 am and was the first one to park in the lot. When I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The turn off from 89 is well marked and across from Baldwin Beach. The trail head is also well marked. I arrived at 5:30 am and was the first one to park in the lot. When I returned around 11:00 am, there wasn't a single space, so arrive early. I traveled solo and made it to the summit and back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although we did not attempt the summit, we did go as far as Cathedral Lake and were not disappointed with everything we saw and experienced along the way. We were fortunate to find a place to park right near the trailhead. Parking can be very difficult and we had to leave this hike for a weekday becuz we could not... More 

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Lodi, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We have done this hike a few times over the years. The best bet is to wake up early and start the hike before it gets warm. Take plenty of water. It takes about 3 1/2 hours to get to the top but the view makes the exhaustion worth it. The variety of wild flowers in bloom was remarkable. Lots... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Hiking to the Top of Mt. Tallac is not for the faint of heart. This hike is a long hike and can be very challenging. If you are planning to complete the hike to the top of the mountain and back, I would suggest you to leave at least by 7:00am to give ample time to enjoy the views and... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Parking is a bit difficult depending on time your arrive, but great hiking. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lots of good views, plenty of flowers in mid-June, a few marmots, and a bunch of lakes. Couldn't ask for much more, and a definite highlight of the Tahoe region. Even if you don't make it all the way to the summit, there are lots of rewarding places that you could turn around at. I personally would rank it as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were not able to make it to the summit due to the last switchback being covered with snow still. Great hike nonetheless. Not for the faint of heart though, definitely some work getting even to the point we did. As with most hikes in this area, incredible views and unforgettable vistas.

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Paradise, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

And came back to great wine from our wine package at the Avalon Lodge. We hiked and biked all 3 days.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Just finished this hike in about 7 hours. Took lots of breaks and enjoyed the view from the summit. My husband and I agreed this was pretty strenuous. We went mid may and parts of the trail were impassible due to snow. Many hikers still made it to the top with some clever (and steep!) alternate routes. Must do for... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Pretty strenuous trail, not for everyone -- several thousand tough feet of elevation gain -- but you will not believe the views from the summit! Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, the Desolation Wilderness all spread out before you in a 360 degree panorama.

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Address: Address: Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe

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