Mt. Tallac Trail, South Lake Tahoe

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Hiking Trail
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. Put Mt. Tallac Trail and other South Lake Tahoe attractions into our South Lake Tahoe vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Hike to the top is impossible at 6/7/2017 due to a lot of snow. Hike to floating island lake is perfect, towards cathedral lake very very hard because you have no clue where the path is because of all...  more »
  • A short, slightly steep beginning up the crest of the first hill leads to stunning views of Fallen Leaf lake. I was surprised by 3 feet of snow still in May after just 10 minutes on the trail, but cou...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »