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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 11 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

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

Thank JohnnnyGP
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...More

2  Thank Emilio J
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
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...More

2  Thank Mike M
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.

1  Thank drericzez
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...More

1  Thank Milaka F
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
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!

Thank Ella2327257
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...More

Thank Kathrine2100
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What is the weather generally like on this trail in February?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
Snow, snow, lots of snow.
Jeremy W
Hi Is it suitable in November. Visiting from England
16 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.
By the "back side of Fallen Leaf Lake" do you mean the Glen Alpine Trail head? It is listed as 5.7 miles to Tallac summit from that trailhead vs. 4.6 mi. from Mt. Tallac trailhead, but I see a lot of advice to take that route. Thanks.
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