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“Inexperienced hikers can enjoy this, too”
Review of Mt. Tallac Trail

Mt. Tallac Trail
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Dayton Ohio
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Inexperienced hikers can enjoy this, too”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hiking to the top of Mount Tallac takes the better part of a day for experienced hikers, which my wife and I are not. At Cathedral Lake, the trail turns steep for the assault on Tallac, so my plan was to hike just a short distance above the lake to enjoy the vista. That actually worked pretty well – we met another couple who was doing the same thing. So we took photos for each other and started back down. Overall we walked about 4 hours, gained about 1,300 feet in elevation, saw plenty of gorgeous, rugged mountain scenery, and had a wonderful view of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. Even without the difficult climb to the top of Tallac, this is a satisfying and moderately difficult hike for recreational hikers who are reasonably fit.

Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Long, hard but worth it”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

A great hike for experienced hikers. This is challenging but reveals great views of the lake and surrounding areas. It took two of us about 7 hours to complete the round trip.

Visited September 2013
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Folsom, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great day Hike”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

My son (14) and I hiked the 10 mile trail in early July. Good hike with good elevation gain. We had a clear day for some great pictures up top. Its worth the effort as you pass by two mountain lakes and get 360 views of the entire Tahoe valley.

Visited July 2013
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Glendale, Arizona
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Hike”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This hike has everything - some challenge, some easy spots to recoup, beautiful scenery, trees, boulders, lakes, a running stream. Absolutely perfect. We took our time - only about 5 miles round trip and we were out for 4 hours. Kept stopping to just enjoy it all. Highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“hiking”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Mt Tallac a very special mountain in South Lake Tahoe. Good trail going up 2 beautiful lakes to dip in if one was brave and did not mind the cold. Took about 4 hours not going fast and about 21/2 down. Fab views of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf lake, if you can do it then you should. Rangers can help with Trail from nearby stations for route etc.

Visited August 2013
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