Mount Tallac

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3.5 mile day hike. Views of Lake Tahoe. Entry into Desolation Wilderness Area

Elevation (feet): 9,735
Elevation (meters): 2,967
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 38.9061
Longitude: -120.098
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Reno, NV
Convenient Center: South Lake Tahoe

Thanks to james Shellhammer for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 5 trip reports for Mount Tallac.

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  • Log #20961 - by Emogene Marbut on Aug 20, 2007
    Apparently there are 3 trailheads - Glen Alpine Trailhead near Gilmore Lake (5.4 miles 3,300 ft of climb), the Cathedral Lake trailhead (we think near the Stanford camp on Fallen Leaf Lake), and the...
  • Log #16773 - by Morgan Brown on Jan 30, 2004
    Climbed it a few times, skied partway down NE bowl on my honeymoon in 2000.
  • Log #16775 - by Craig Shaver on Oct 28, 2001
    Beautiful view, went to the summit with Darlene Schlange from South Shore. About 30 minute later a fifth grade class on a field trip from South Shore started gathering on the summit...I wish I had...
  • Log #16776 - by Kimberly Kalkbrenner on Sep 27, 2001
    If your in the area this is a beautiful hike with a veiw of all of Lake Tahoe and also other lakes in desolation.
  • Log #16777 - by james Shellhammer on Aug 21, 2001
    Great hike! Views of Lake Tahoe are incredible. Can be crowded trail but the views make it worthwhile. I use it as a warm-up for my bigger climbs. Gains about 3,000'