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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 2 days ago

This trail is rough...imagine broken up boulders everywhere u look...on the path ur hiking, next to u in all directions for miles, and then imagine hiking on these broken boulders for 3.5 miles up up up hill. And in the sun. Very little shade. The...More

Thank NancyBozich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starts out easy at the Mt. Tallac Trailhead where you sign in for wilderness permit First two miles were just a little rocky till you get to Fallen Leaf lake. I clocked 16.5 miles on GPS total to parking to summit and back so be...More

3  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love this trail during winter, hard to find as a lot of the roads close. but great back country cross country skiing

Thank Seaside138
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took Tallac trail with party of 11 today. Weather beautiful. Get started early; we parked in lot at 7:50 am and took last two slots. On exit, dozens of cars lined the road as far as a quarter mile from the parking lot. Bring hiking...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented bikes at Anderson's Bike Rental and spent 5 hours riding the trail(s). What an outstanding day!

Thank Mptravis
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Hike to the top is impossible at 6/7/2017 due to a lot of snow. Hike to floating island lake is perfect, towards cathedral lake very very hard because you have no clue where the path is because of all the snow! With good gps it...More

6  Thank bubz2005
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A short, slightly steep beginning up the crest of the first hill leads to stunning views of Fallen Leaf lake. I was surprised by 3 feet of snow still in May after just 10 minutes on the trail, but could follow most of the trail...More

5  Thank Johannaloves2travel
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The access road to the trail head is not plowed out in the winter, but one can stop in the pullouts along the highway and begin snowshoeing from there. It is possible to snowshoe for perhaps a couple of miles before the trail gets quite...More

1  Thank Bob L
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was unable to summit the top due to an injury, but my 10 year old son made it and loved it. It is a strenuous hike, but anyone in shape can do it. No technical skills needed, just some good lungs and strong legs....More

2  Thank JohnnnyGP
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is probably the best one-day hike in the Tahoe Basin. I am 58 and in decent shape, and it took me 4 hours up and 3 hours coming back down. The views at the top are beyond description, and if you only want to...More

4  Thank Emilio J
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28 January 2017|
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
Snow, snow, lots of snow.
Jeremy W
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.
9 August 2016|
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Response from jraygolf | Reviewed this property |
For those reading this thread, here's what I found out just before we hit Mt. Tallac. We drove to the south shore of Fallen Leaf Lake (beautiful homes, super tight road, watch out!) looking for the trailhead for the... More