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Mt. Tallac Trail

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Address: Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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If there is a really beautiful view at the top of the mountain there is nothing that you can read or lear during the hike, it's could be memorable if someone puts signs which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tommaso F
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Pontedera, Italy
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Pontedera, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If there is a really beautiful view at the top of the mountain there is nothing that you can read or lear during the hike, it's could be memorable if someone puts signs which inform people about what surround them.

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New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea what this hike would entail going into it. It starts in the woods taking you past some beautiful lakes and with gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe. But then you go above the timber line and follow the switchback trail over the Rocky Mountain face. And that's just the first half! You can't even see the summit... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Solid 10 mile RT, 3300' elevation gain hike. Lots of fun! Wear your sunscreen and bug spray and make sure to wear proper boots so the scree field is less terrible.

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Trumbull, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very scenic but tough hike to nearly 10,000 feet. Round trip, including 30 minute lunch at summit and some brief photo ops, was 6:15. That's with my 19-year old athlete/son and committed "peak bagger" as a rabbit. So a more relaxed hike would be at 7 hours. That's not insignificant with the altitude. We saw folks in SANDALS and flat... More 

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Thank jraygolf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed from the Tallac Trail head at 7am and made it to the summit and back in just under eight hours with a half hour stop for lunch and plenty of rest brakes to drink water and to apply LOADS of sunscreen. I also wouldn't leave much later and if you're not used to the heat leave even earlier.... More 

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Crystal Lake IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a hike! It took us 7.5 hours. The trail is moderate up to Cathedral Lake, and after that becomes quite difficult. The trail is really rocky up to the top and you literally are hiking only on rocks, no dirt trail. We thought it looks like what the planet Mars might look like! Great view, but a difficult... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike starts with a steep inclined. Not too bad if you take short breaks. Before the hike you need to fillout a permit so in case if you or your group gets lost the rangers know about it. We did about 1.2miles and then saw great view of the Lake very beautiful. The hike is longer but we decided... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked to the top of Mt Tallac. Fairly easy until Cathedral Lake, then quickly becomes brutal. Hiking poles are definitely handy for this part of the trail since it is steep, very rocky and narrow. Bring A LOT of water and start early if you want to go to the top on a gorgeous but hot day like today. I... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 10 miles round trip and worth every moment of it! Gorgeous view from the top. Leave early - bring plenty of water and don't forget a camera!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice trail for the sights, but the trail was very rocky. We took our dogs and it was too much by the end for them. The trail overlooks Fallen Leaf lake which was very nice and had a lake you could hike to on the trail, but just to rough going for our purpose. 6 miles round... More 

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