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Mt. Tallac Trail

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Address: Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: 5305432600
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Terrific Views!

My husband and I have been hiking this trail every year for almost 20 years. It is definitely one of our favorites for the views of Lake Tahoe. Although I would consider this a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been hiking this trail every year for almost 20 years. It is definitely one of our favorites for the views of Lake Tahoe. Although I would consider this a strenuous trail, if you are acclimated, bring lots of water and a good lunch it is well worth the effort. It is best done in early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous views on this hike! We will definitely do it again next time we go to Tahoe. We are a bit older (57 and 63) but pretty fit, and it took us 2:45 up and 2:24 down. So just over 5 hrs hike time, plus a 40 minute lunch at top. Wasn't much faster coming down because it was rocky... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was GORGEOUS. The top did not come easy. It took us 7 hours with many short and 2 long breaks. Very dry time of year so bring so much water. Not a technical climb but one that requires endurance and the right mind. So beautiful at the top with a great view of Tahoe, but it is a very... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We are avid hikers, but even this was a challenge for us with its 3000 ft incline is steep within the first 3 miles. Go slow, stop often, take water, enjoy it for the views.

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My eleven yr old son and i conquered this trek the other day, and wow, we are glad we did! It was a beautiful experience and he was, by far, the youngest visitor on the summit hike that day, and was greated, cheered and congratulated upon his arrival. I was really surprised by how nice and supportive everyone was at... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Put on your big boy pants before you tackle this one. I'm 50+, and it was a tough slog. 5 miles uphill, gaining over 3000 vertical feet. But the view at the top makes you forget all that.

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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not for the faint of heart, kind of long and a major climb...(3000 ft?) but definitely worth the reward, the view at the top is breathtaking. quite scenic also on the way up with lakes and other peaks in view. The view includes a peek into the Desolation Wilderness, west of the trail. Takes about 5 hours or so. If... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a tough hike to pick starting our week-long trip through Northern California. I was a little concerned about altitude, since we flew out from the East Coast just a day before. This trailhead starts out at 6400 feet, so that altitude can get you if you are not prepared. It really didn't give us much trouble. We do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a good hike. It was pretty easy and we loved the fresh mountain air! Go in the morning for privacy.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great way to spend a leisurely stroll. The grounds are well kept and they have paths to not damage the estuary. Information plaques can be found throughout the trail. This is a great educational walk for young and old offering viewing of natural habitat and wildlife of the area.

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