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“Great hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt. Tallac Trail

Mt. Tallac Trail
Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Type: Hiking Trails
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JMFPEDS
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had some trouble finding the trial head, but once we arrived the subsequent hike was great. Fantastic views of lakes and cliffs, and the hike was a good workout for us (we are both around 60, fit but not regular hikers). One can sleep in the morning, and still have time to get to the summit and back

Visited July 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Strenuous but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was the most challenging hike on our trip. The trail starts out moderate until you reach Cathedral Lake then the "saddle" is one long haul of very steep & rocky hiking. Then the remainder is gain moderate until the very end

Visited July 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“One of our favorite memories of our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Wonderful hike. We were with our 9 year old daughter so trip to summit wasn't in the cards but we went to Floating Island lake. Just beautiful! Saw many birds and wildflowers.

Visited June 2013
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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Awesome views of Tahoe and the the area. I didn't see anyone for five hours and had the summit to myself - cool!

Visited May 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great view, but hard to find trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We really loved this trail, but it is a miracle we made it to the top. The trail has no markings at all. I suppose that this would not be a problem if there was no snow because you could see the trail, but we had to stop about 5 times to look for the trail.

We went up the steep way that goes past cathedral lake. It is not bad until just before the rim where it is nearly straight up. Then it is not bad for about another mile, and then the scramble at the end is free for all.

The view from the top is unparalleled. Be sure to do this hike on a clear day!

Visited June 2013
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