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This trail is located on the south end of Lake Tahoe. Providing a spectacular view of Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness, this strenuous hike is well worth the effort. The first part of the trail to Floating Island and Cathedral lakes is moderate and can be enjoyed by the novice hiker. Beyond Cathedral Lake, the trail becomes steep and strenuous as it continues up the front face of Mt. Tallac.

A wilderness permit is required for this trail. Day hikers can obtain a permit at the self-service stations located at the trailheads.

Directions: From South Lake Tahoe, The trailhead is located approximately 3-1/2 miles north on Highway 89. Look for the Mt. Tallac Trailhead sign directly across from the entrance to Baldwin Beach and turn left down the dirt road. Continue to the trailhead parking.

Elevation: 6,480 feet

Ending Elevation: 9,735 feet

Elevation Gain: 3,255 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

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