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Address: Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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GREAT HIke!

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

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

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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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Gorgeous views for multiple places along the trail. We couldn't make it to the summit due to deep snow, up to three feet in places. Even if you only go 1 to 1 1/2 miles in you will have some great views.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Its easily at least a half-day affair, but the views are worth it. Pace yourself as it gets steep near the top. Makes you feel like the king of the world and the hike through the lower elevations is gorgeous.

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Cupertino, Santa Clara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Been here several times when I used to live in South Tahoe. I almost forgot how amazing this place is. Nice moderate hike to the first lake on top. Takes about 3 miles. Prepare for a beautiful 3-4 hour hike. Great for kids, family and dog friendly

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Murphys, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The trails were nice just wish that more was open. It was mid week in the off season. Weather was beautiful and trail was busy. I do have to say that the people on bikes were pretty rude. Almost ran my kids over a few times.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It took our group most of the day to complete this beautiful hike but the views from the top are stunning. We went in early October and it was brisk, but sunny. We all definitely got a good workout in!

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I hiked this trail in late October. The weather can change on a dime once you're above 8,000 feet, and I was caught In a snowstorm that obscured the view from the top of Mt. Tallac - and the trail. Luckily I'm an experienced hiker so I was fine, but be careful and hike this when there's no chance of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband went all the way to the top - and he said this was one of the toughest hikes ever but very rewarding. He loved it. I made it about 1/2km past Cathedral Lake and really enjoyed what I did and the views. It's a great trail. Well maintained but rocky so we strongly suggest hiking boots and poles.... More 

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