Mt. Tallac Trail

Mt. Tallac Trail anmeldelser, South Lake Tahoe

Mt. Tallac Trail
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jgold10529
Portland, OR362 bidrag
Great but difficult trail
aug. 2021
Ok, I give this 5 stars cause the views are amazing and if you want a challenging trail this is it. It is about 5.7mi to the top bu the last 3/4 mile or so, the trail disappeared and basically hiking on skree and boulders so not for the faint of heart and have to be real comfortable on your feet. However, even getting up to this point is still an amazing hike, but the trail is kinda rocky throughout so again only for those who are good on uneven terrain
Skrevet 14. august 2021
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B4175
California39 bidrag
Read the trail and watch your steps
jun. 2021
Contrary to what others have posted online, I found the trail was not well marked. It took me 2 attempts to reach the summit. Even on my second attempt I had to double back three times to find the trail. I see the hike up to the summit in 3 sections. In section 1 the hiker goes through a pine forest passing by 2 small lakes and a grand view of Fallen Leaf Lake. In this section the trail is well marked and easy to follow. In section 2 the hiker leaves the pine forest and ascends up rocks and boulders. Section 2 is the most technical part of the hike. Some of the rocks are unstable and reading the trail becomes difficult. Previous hikers set up cairns as guideposts. But there are no official markers such as red dots every 100 meters. In section 3 the hiker leaves the boulders and enters an area of meadows with scattered pine trees. Again the trail is not well marked. I also disagree with other online reviews saying the trail is exposed once you leave the pine forest (section 1). In section 3 the hiker will pass by groups of pine trees. Similar to section 2, I found previous hikers set up their own guideposts such as a ribbon on a tree.
What I appreciate about this hike are the views from the top. Definitely something I would have expected from a national park or world heritage site. I also appreciate how the hike changes with elevation. The hike goes from pine forest, to rocks and boulders, and then to meadows with scattered trees.
But again the hike can be frustrating. Other hikers I met as I descended from the summit also said the trail was not well marked. A local also commented his friend had to call for search and rescue when attempting this hike.
Skrevet 22. juni 2021
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j0hnstevens1
Sacramento, CA23 bidrag
Tough but rewarding hike
okt. 2020
The US Forest Service map says it's 4.7 miles to the top of Mt. Tallac. In fact, it's about 5.7 miles so be prepared. It's a 3000' elevation gain through wooded forest at the lower levels, and across long rugged boulder fields at the higher elevations. The hike is tough, but the views are spectacular...of Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake and the mountains surrounding the Tahoe Basin. The first 2.7 miles takes you to small Cathedral Lake with a trail that's moderately steep and rocky in places. But once you leave Cathedral Lake the trail becomes very steep and rocky. 3/4 of a mile from the flat "saddle" along the Tallac ridge begins a harrowing hike across angular irregular boulders that requires good balance and steady feet. Good hiking boots are a must. At the saddle, the trail turns toward the top of the mountain which is several more hundred feet in elevation and roughly 1.1 miles further to "the post"...a signpost "Mt. Tallac" with an arrow pointing the way to the last .2 mile to the top...but the trail ends 200 yards below the top...you have to scramble over boulders without any trail to ascend to the very top. Check the weather, allow lots of time (some of the trail can be hiked at 25 minutes/mile, other sections may take nearly an hour a mile), and take plenty of water. It's tough by the payoff in views is spectacular.
Skrevet 18. oktober 2020
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Michael L
3 bidrag
Quaking Aspen Delight
okt. 2020
Nice easy to moderate trek. Getting to the trailhead, we were surprised by groves of Quaking Aspen that shimmered like gold flames in the sunlight.
Skrevet 17. oktober 2020
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Kelly T
Oahu, HI54 bidrag
Fun but challenging!
sep. 2020 • Par
From the area outside the gate because of the area being closed from wildfires, it was a 12 mile hike. Definitely challenging. Make sure you bring enough water and snacks for along the way. Even with the smoke it was worth it.
Skrevet 16. september 2020
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den r
Los Angeles, CA278 bidrag
Wildflowers and scrambling
jul. 2020
About a two hour drive from Sacramento and easy to find trailhead. Parking area but soon is at capacity so get there early or park alongside the dirt road.

Varied terrain with lovely wildflowers and lakes dotting the landscape makes for a wonderful adventure. The last couple of miles on the ascent you come across a false peak and then once over the rise, you have another mile to go. We shortcutted on the descent by literally sliding down the rocks but this is also a good way to sprain an ankle although we were fine. A good pair of shoes with excellent grip and ankle support is almost mandatory.

Saw some kids swimming in Cathedral Lake and that makes a refreshing stop. No mosquitoes this time of year in July.

Afternoon thunderstorms are an issue and I suggest summiting by noon at the latest or even earlier as you are on fully exposed rock on the way down for a couple of miles. Most hikers were wearing masks or at least held a buff to their face as we passed by so that was nice.
Skrevet 30. juli 2020
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teamc0nrad
Starkville, MS65 bidrag
Serious hike
jul. 2020 • Par
Coming from 500ft above sea level, there was definitely some adjusting to the altitude. Rocky terrain most of the way, but well worth the effort. 10 miles out and back, 7 hours round trip, counting all stops. (I recommend Cathedral “Lake” prior to the final push)
Skrevet 13. juli 2020
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laurapE2167OW
Kansas City, MO24 bidrag
GreatI
okt. 2019
Great trail with great views of Lake Tahoe. Trail has quite an elevation gain, but take your time and enjoy the amazing views and it will be worth it.
Skrevet 30. november 2019
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386trugrit
Saint Cloud, MN297 bidrag
Strenuous hike worth the views
okt. 2019 • Familie
This is a tough hike but worth the views from the top of lake Tallac. Breathtaking at points. It’s just over 5 miles from the trailhead to the peak. The top 2 miles are pretty steep and rugged. We did it in running shoes. The top 2 miles are better done in hiking boots. Start before noon and much earlier if taking your time. Bring layers as it gets cold and windy up top. Snacks for the summit. We were sore for days after this hike with our teenager.
Skrevet 20. oktober 2019
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Cindy M
Northern Virginia, VA175 bidrag
Tough trail
okt. 2019 • Par
We made the mistake of doing this hike our first day in Tahoe before we were acclimated to the altitude. Big mistake. We did the stretch to Cathedral Lake before the real climbing began. Even with that, it was tough. Making it even harder was the rocky trail, it is not a smooth trail and you have to be constantly watching your footing. Great views but I would save my energy and do some other hikes instead.
Skrevet 11. oktober 2019
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