Mt. Tallac Trail, South Lake Tahoe

4.8
#2 of 17 in Trails in Lake Tahoe (California)
Mt. Tallac Trail rings Lake Tahoe, extending for 15.4 km (9.6 mi). This moderately difficult trail offers unparalleled vistas of the lake and dark green pine forests surrounding it. Walk along the mountain ridges and climb the summit standing at 2,967 m (9,735 ft) above sea level for the best views. The trail is accessible from May until October with a wilderness permit. Make Mt. Tallac Trail part of your personalized South Lake Tahoe itinerary using our South Lake Tahoe visit planner.
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  • Glad to have finally checked this one off! Definitely, one of the harder summits in the Tahoe area to conquer.  more »
  • We hiked on Friday 26th and were treated to mostly overcast skies. We started at 630am and reached the top at 930am. The views were beautiful. We had to hike around some snow near the top of the Rocky...  more »

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