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Mount Tallac Trail

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Mount Tallac Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3323 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

The jewel in the crown of mountains which ring Lake Tahoe, Mt. Tallac promises unparalleled views from its summit 9,735ft above sea level. Unparalleled vistas await the Tahoe hiker on a memorable journey to the lake's tallest peak. This route takes you to the top via the most direct summer route through lush forest, along scenic ridgelines, past small alpine lakes and across blazingly colorful wildflower strewn high-altitude meadows. Sure the 3,500ft elevation gain is greater than you might experience on most day hikes, but both the journey and the destination are worth every single thigh-burning step.

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Bring your poles and drop expectations of when you will hit the top. Takes a while but a life changing hike.

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Challenging hike, but the views at top make it worth it. We thought we were much closer to summit once we got over the ridge than we actually were. After getting over ridge, quick elevation gain and much more exposure to wind. Majority of hike is rock, didn't realize how much until going down. GPS tracked it at almost 12 miles.

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4 days ago

Hard work but amazing views at the top. The terrain is very rocky which can get a fit tedious, especially on the way back down but otherwise good fun.

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Amazing hike, would definitely do it all over again!

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