Mt. Tallac Trail, South Lake Tahoe

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#3 of 7 in Parks in South Lake Tahoe
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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  • My wife, grown daughter and I visited Lake Tahoe in mid September. We like to day hike on our trips and there usually is one big one. On this trip Mt Tallac was the one. It is rated as strenuous but t...  more »
  • This hike is not for the weak. It is a very strenuous hike especially if you are not an experienced hiker. My boyfriend and I are not experienced hikers but we gave this a shot. It was difficult at ti...  more »
  • Great trail wth stunning views down onto Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. The trail is fairly straightforward to start with but once you get out of the forest areas and onto the mountain side, it is fairly...  more »

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