Mount Tallac

Comments: Most wildflower enthusiasts do not consider this climb as a wildflower hike. But it is one of the most exciting and challenging hikes at Lake Tahoe. The hike covers ten miles (round trip)_ and climbs 3500 feet. For that effort you get a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. And there are some good flowers along the way. Clusters of Explorers Gentian are found at several places and you may see fields of bright yellow Soft Leaf Arnicas. Both of these flowers are late bloomers, so plan your hike for August. Enjoy the view!


Directions: There is a prominent sign to the Tallac trailhead just a mile or two north the Park Service Visitors Center on route 89. To the right is Baldwin Beach and to the left is Mount Tallac. The Visitors Center is located on route 89 north of the intersection of route 50 and 89 in South Lake Tahoe. When you come to an intersection after turning off of route 89, make a left and continue to the trail head at the dead end.