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Mt. Tallac Trail

Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This will be an all day trail. From the start of the trail head to the peak you've got 9.2 miles (one way) and a several thousand foot elevation gain. There's dirt paths, loose rocks, and steep inclines. Rough as it may be, if you come prepared, leave yourself plenty of time, and have the will to make it up,... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You just need food and water or a picnic spread to take with you, there are so many cool trails in tahoe a must do . I plan to come back and hike more of these trail gems all around tahoe

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

As first time hikers, hubby and I decided to make the most of our short trip at Lake Tahoe and took on the challenge of Mt Tallac hike. It took us 4 hrs to reach the top and about 3 to descend, for a total of 10.5mi. We spent about 45min at the top so the whole trip was 8hrs.... More

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Lewisville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The map location on trip advisor is not right, it's actually here: http://goo.gl/maps/2pXra. We didn't have a lot of time before dark, so we hiked in for about an hour before turning around and even for that short time there are beautiful views. We saw lots of chipmunks, squirrels and birds. I would love to go back in the morning... More

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San Francisco, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went on Labor Day weekend and started at 1:30pm. The trailhead is located about a mile off the main highway, just look for the turnoff marked with a sign. Please note that there are no services at the trailhead such as restrooms or water. This can be a surprisingly difficult hike, so I would recommend sturdy shoes and plenty... More

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Pittsburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a challenging hike for 2- 50+ hikers. But we pushed on to the top.So glad I kept going. 4 hours up and 3 down.I was never so glad to see my car. Take lots of water. We ran out the last few miles.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A rewarding hike! The views at the top are worth the efforts! Bring at least 1/2 gallon of water per person or a tad bit more to be on the safe side. Plan on 3 hours (if you are fast 2.30 even) to 4 hours to get to the top.

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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