Explore the most popular camping trails near South Lake Tahoe with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Excellent hike. Micro spikes would help a lot.

mountain biking
7 days ago

I've hiked this trail many times and love it more each time. You pass two alpine lakes, the second lake your halfway to the peak distance wise but still have a lot of elevation to hike up. The views are worth it!

Great but heaven wind

My husband and I hiked up Tallac October 28, 2017. It was a warm day with a high of 70F. We started kind of late just before 10am. It was nice and cool at the beginning of the hike and very flat for the first couple of miles. After that, the trail gets very rocky and gains elevation quickly. It was around noon or so when we made it to the top. The views were great as it was a clear day, but the summit was so crowded with people. One person brought up a folding chair and was sitting at the very top, so I had to climb around him to touch the summit. Another person was flying a drone. It was crazy. There were people ahead and behind us on the trail the entire time. I knew that going into it that the trail would be rocky and crowded. It was a Saturday, so that’s just how it is. I was told the trail is much more quiet this time of year. Overall the trail was pretty and there are nice views much of the way. It took us almost 6 hours round trip including an hour break on the summit. If I’d do it again, I’d go that same time of year but on a weekday.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked on a beautiful late October day. Trailhead was all to myself departing at 7:30 am on Friday. Easy forested hike until just past the second small lake (cathedral). The trail through the scree field after that was remarkably good, but steep and tiring until I reached the ridge. The scenery after then changes from lake vie to mountain valley as you hike up the backside to the peak. Reaching the ridge again just below offers spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. The summit view could only be matched by a helicopter. Overall a challenging but doable day hike. Recommend departing early for the solitude, sturdy boots for almost never ending broken granite and bring plenty of water.

hiking
19 days ago

Great views

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

The gorgeous views that are the destination of many hikes are with you the entire time!

hiking
20 days ago

Very beautiful hike. But make sure you have strong ankles. At less 90 percent hiking on loose rocks. Too rocky for me but I did it

hiking
21 days ago

Took us about 7 hours — a bit longer than we thought. The view was totally worth it though! Be careful as there are a few areas in which it’s easy to lose sight of the trail.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

I would recommend this to the Mount Ralston hike, as its prettier all along the route to the top. On a still day the reflection of the mountain on the ponds is postcard perfect.