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Address: Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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The absolute highlight of my Tahoe trip

If you are looking for a special experience that will get you away from the hordes around Emerald Bay (and make the scenery of those shorter hikes seem very average!) then this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are looking for a special experience that will get you away from the hordes around Emerald Bay (and make the scenery of those shorter hikes seem very average!) then this is the hike for you. It's a decent uphill climb, but not as difficult as Upper Yosemite falls for example. I recommend an early start so there will... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Do not attempt unless you are in decent shape. The trail is strenuous with lots of elevation gain... obviously. The view from the top is amazing. Our hike down was made even more exciting with a thunder and lightening storm. I would recommend starting this hike early in the morning to avoid the afternoon T storms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband wanted to hike to the summit of Mt. Tallac, and I wanted an enjoyable shorter hike and we both got what we wanted! There are three great places to relax at for a while with great scenery before turning around, besides the summit itself. One is an overlook of Tahoe and falling leaf lake. You'll know it when... More 

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La Honda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

By itself worth the traffic and hassle of Tahoe. Absolutely gorgeous, even with the hordes of other people.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great views...a way to see varying landscapes...challenging terrain in spots...take a lunch to eat at one of the lakes along the way.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

An all up hill hike that is very rewarding. There is a nice small lake on the way to the summit that is a great spot to swim and have lunch. Bring plenty of water

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was the first time we have been here in the summer. It has a lot more water in the marsh area. We also saw a lot of different flowers and plants we do not see in the fall. However, after another year of drought the water in the stream was down so low that it was barely noticeable in... More 

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Tulare, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The hike started off easy with the trails, farther into it wow! the steep trails were a workout but the views were amazing. we made up to the snow and seen a bear along the way. be prepared to spend a whole day hiking, it will be well worth the day trip! can't wait to hit it again next year!

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This trail is a steep and rocky 9.8 mile round trip with almost 3500' of climbing. The views it affords are breath taking, and well worth the effort. The first part of the trail provides elevated views of Fallen Leaf Lake, which is even more spectacular if you start at sunrise (which I suggest). The trail swings by Floating Island... More 

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

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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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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