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Mt. Tallac Trail

Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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  • Average3%
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“cathedral lake” (39 reviews)
“floating island” (15 reviews)
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Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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"cathedral lake"
in 39 reviews
"floating island"
in 15 reviews
"fallen leaf lake"
in 34 reviews
"ridge line"
in 6 reviews
"strenuous hike"
in 9 reviews
"desolation wilderness"
in 12 reviews
"decent shape"
in 6 reviews
"trekking poles"
in 3 reviews
"experienced hikers"
in 4 reviews
"coming down"
in 6 reviews
"hard hike"
in 3 reviews
"loose rocks"
in 2 reviews
"strong legs"
in 2 reviews
"bring plenty of water and sunscreen"
in 2 reviews
"fellow hikers"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful hike"
in 4 reviews
"snow fields"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful hike. Passed 3 lakes and swam in the 3rd one. There was snow on some parts of the trail but still hikeable in normal shoes. Great 360 view from the top. Passed a couple marmots and many chipmunks on the hike. Went on a...More

Thank Mar R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trail requires some effort to hike but views can't be beat. Passby three mountain lakes on the way up. We went in mid May and I had to stop about 500 feet of summit due to the deep snow. Hard to believe at this time...More

12  Thank Andromeda314
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We really enjoyed a couple of hours here, there are some interesting houses to see and views of the lake are great.

3  Thank Merran
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

It had grown in last 50 years but worthy of every step, or at my age ache, the next day. Gorgeous at any time of season

2  Thank Dljprem
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

This hike is beautiful for the experienced hiker. A little challenging at times; especially at the top. Well worth the strugglevasvthe views are the best in Tahoe.

1  Thank V6767VTnancyv
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Want a wonderful days full of ever better views? Hike the Tallac Trail! Spring Summer or Fall, terrific and each one different.

1  Thank WhapoFishShack
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

The trail up to the summit of Mount Tallic is a moderate to difficult hike. We camped about a third of the way up before doing the summit the next day. There are bears in the area, so remember to be aware and to secure...More

1  Thank KENPHOTO74
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

My wife, grown daughter and I visited Lake Tahoe in mid September. We like to day hike on our trips and there usually is one big one. On this trip Mt Tallac was the one. It is rated as strenuous but there is a portion...More

7  Thank danieloW7812SH
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

This hike is not for the weak. It is a very strenuous hike especially if you are not an experienced hiker. My boyfriend and I are not experienced hikers but we gave this a shot. It was difficult at times and easy at times. However,...More

Thank Christine P
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Great trail wth stunning views down onto Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. The trail is fairly straightforward to start with but once you get out of the forest areas and onto the mountain side, it is fairly rocky and reasonably hard going. It wasn't too...More

1  Thank ClaireOsm
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Tehreem T
April 13, 2018|
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Response from WhapoFishShack | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't do it this early in the season. You can try and then stop whent you hit the snow.
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jfallavena
October 18, 2017|
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AmbivalentDreams
January 28, 2017|
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
Snow, snow, lots of snow.
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