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Mt Tallac Road B trail head, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Amazing views at the summit point. We went there in October, the weather was perfect during fall. Started the hike pretty early in the morning , around 6am , and we completed it at around 3pm. I did it along with a friend, and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

go after the snow melts, that way the trail isn't blocked by snow. Go after June, but there may still be a little bit of snow near the top. Great views of 4 or 5 lakes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J Y
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Good walk through the woods and along beach. Stop at visitors center near the wildlife refuge swamp.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JackP92348
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is place must see by anybody that live in our beautiful country Amazing views, moderate climbing, trees are supernatural and big , summer is the dream weather

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank belkyss2017
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Interesting and easy trail to the moint tallac´s summit. The trail is about 10km long (one way), and has no real difficult parts. From the top you can see thelake and other little lakes that are near the place.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank VeronicaJ1979
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The colors of fall mixed in with the evergreens was gorgeous! Just wanted a short hike and stopped at the ridge. Used our backpack chairs and enjoyed snacking, talking, and the view of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake side by side.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Lupe H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Five miles up, five miles down. My brother and I (both of at least average fitness in mid-twenties) started this slightly later than expected, around 3:30pm. We passed several other hikers coming down who all mentioned they had started first thing in the morning, roughly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Matt G
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We did this trail twice - in the rain (with appropriate rain gear) and on a gorgeous day. What made it extra special was all the features and variety of terrain, views, vegetation.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank PolesForMobility
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Mt. Tallac is not an easy climb -- five miles each way with 3,000 foot elevation gain. It takes a full day. But the trail is well groomed and the views from the top are simply grand. It is an annual event for us.

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We enjoyed this hike up but it was the second hike of the day and we didn’t plan to do it all. Enjoyed the vista views and walked back down. Great experience and exercise.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RoseBowlTraveler
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Ginamidd24
26 January 2019|
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Response from belkyss2017 | Reviewed this property |
Depend on the amount of snow otherwise, you can't see the trail Maybe quiet challenging
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Kdeulina
11 January 2019|
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Response from F7050NArichardr | Reviewed this property |
April and May still bring snowstorms to the region so keep posted on the weather reports. Even if there are no snowstorms there could possibly be snow on the ground in the higher elevations. it is important to star early in... More
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Natalyn N
12 August 2018|
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Response from belkyss2017 | Reviewed this property |
Is all depend on the weather, check weather updates, is a magical place no matter what season you go, Still a lot of things to do Just bring warm clothes and lots of snacks and water and you will have a blast My favorite... More
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