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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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Good for snow shoes

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob L
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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342 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 difficult. We just went up far enough to get some good views of Lake Tahoe... More 

Thank Bob L
Lake Tahoe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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. Go for it!

Thank JohnnnyGP
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 hike for an hour, there are beautiful lakes and views within the first hour of... More 

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Sunnyvale, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

After 10 mins of hike I didn't need jacket or the thermal I was wearing. High was 52 F or so. It was moderately Sunny.

Thank Ramkumar R
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best day hikes I've ever done. Requires a decent amount of fitness. At a relatively fast hiking pace with minimal breaks I clocked a climb of 5.3 miles from trailhead parking lot to summit in a little under 2.5 hours. Plan to stay awhile on top... the views are stunning. If you're looking for solitude on your... More 

Thank Mike M
Warner Robins, Georgia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Amazing views even halfway in. Trail very rocky hiking shoes will save your feet. Described as " difficult " , it is. Peak over 9000 feet. In shape probably need 4-5hrs. No park fees. October no crowds. Couldnt finish but still great.

Thank drericzez
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you go, make sure you have the time to make the summit. We had to turn back about an hour from finishing because we had reservations somewhere else and it was heartbreaking! But even without summitting, we had a fantastic time. The views are amazing. Bring a lot of water and snacks. And a camera.

Thank Milaka F
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Location should be viewed by all americans. Lake and trail will take up to 1/2 day to get the lmost out of.

Thank jjmartin25
Gedera, Israel
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Long, hard, but very butiful view all the way to the sumit. Take plenty of water... be in a good shape. And do it!

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't intend to make it to the top, to lake Mt Tallac, but we did do the first part of the trail to the first lake. The first part was through the trees, climbing up until we could see the views of "Fallen leaf lake". We then continued up till we got to the first small lake. A very... More 

Thank Kathrine2100

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