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Mt. Tallac Trail

Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-543-2600
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Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-543-2600

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 3 October 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
Reviewed 24 September 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

Thank ClaireOsm
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Undoubtedly the best trail we did in California, even better that those in Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canoyn. I really recommand this one to everyone who is in a good shape. Some parts of the trail are quite difficult but we met even people...More

Thank Chahoosa
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Did this over Labor Day weekend. As others say, start early. We did at 0530, about an hour before sun up. Show early so you can park as close to trail head as possible. At end of day as we were driving away, we saw...More

Thank Miyagi117
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had planned on doing the full trail.....time was not on our side. We did half of the trail and it was absolutely beautiful! Very well marked trail. If we go back to Lake Tahoe again, will definitely finish the trail.

Thank kazcass
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Hiked to the summit today - from the trailhead was just under 5 miles. I read a review below where someone said that they clocked 16 miles from start to finish on their gps but unless he was lost or took a completely different route...More

Thank TMCinSC
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Mt. Tallac Trail is an relatively easy trail for the area. The views are spectacular and the walk pretty easy even for a novice.

Thank P2441PIbettyd
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Start early, have good shoes, good health, and plenty of water! We started at 7am which was great both for being able to find parking near the trailhead and also allows you to deal with early morning sun vs. mid-day sun - a lot of...More

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It's a difficult trail but the view at the top of the summit is breath taking. Bring lots of water, Snacks and a lot of energy. Be prepared for a walk of 6-7 hours. You could also have a swim at the lakes but that...More

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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
Snow, snow, lots of snow.
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15 September 2016|
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
That will depend on when there will be snow on that altitude and every year is different and we can not predict. It is steep in places and there are loose rocks. Even it it is open, bring warm cloth and suitable gear.