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Good fall hike to the summit of Mount Tallac on the southwest side of Lake Tahoe above Fallen Leaf Lake, from the Mt. Tallac Traihead. “Popular” is an understatement for this trail—the trailhead parking lot was overflowing and the people count at the top was 50. The trail is fairly good, but steep at 3300 ft in 4.8 miles one-way. Mt. Tallac is on the Tahoe OGUL Peak List.

9.47 mi (4.25 mi uphill, 4.21 mi downhill, 0.96 mi flat)
3340 ft total ascent – 18.9 % uphill grade, 49.5 % downhill grade
6:02:11 total time (5:16:15 moving, 0:45:56 stopped)
0:33:22 pace (2.0 mph average speed)
29.4 difficulty, 50.3 effort