Mt. Tallac Trail, South Lake Tahoe

4.9
#1 of 16 in Trails in Lake Tahoe (California)
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.....  more »

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