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Amazing views at the summit point. We went there in October, the weather was perfect during fall. Started the hike pretty early in the morning , around 6am , and we completed it at around 3pm. I did it along with a friend, and I...More
Interesting and easy trail to the moint tallac´s summit. The trail is about 10km long (one way), and has no real difficult parts. From the top you can see thelake and other little lakes that are near the place.
The colors of fall mixed in with the evergreens was gorgeous! Just wanted a short hike and stopped at the ridge. Used our backpack chairs and enjoyed snacking, talking, and the view of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake side by side.
Five miles up, five miles down. My brother and I (both of at least average fitness in mid-twenties) started this slightly later than expected, around 3:30pm. We passed several other hikers coming down who all mentioned they had started first thing in the morning, roughly...More
Mt. Tallac is not an easy climb -- five miles each way with 3,000 foot elevation gain. It takes a full day. But the trail is well groomed and the views from the top are simply grand. It is an annual event for us.
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April and May still bring snowstorms to the region so keep posted on the weather reports. Even if there are no snowstorms there could possibly be snow on the ground in the higher elevations. it is important to star early in... More
April and May still bring snowstorms to the region so keep posted on the weather reports. Even if there are no snowstorms there could possibly be snow on the ground in the higher elevations. it is important to star early in the morning. Carry at least 32 oz of water and a light lunch or snacks. make sure to carry your camera with you as there are many picture taking opportunities along the way. Dress in layers as the climate changes the further up you go. The last part of the trial is steep and rocky but once you make it to the top you will be rewarded with some of the best views of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy and you will not be disappointed with the trip.
This year seems to be a snow year but make sure to check in advance. Tahoe is BEAUTIFUL all year! The time of year does dictate your activity plans but it is sill fun to snowmobile, snow shoe, ski, or sled.