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The Genoa Trail System is about 17 miles of non-motorized trails in the Genoa area. All trails are non-motorized and open to riders, mountain bikes, equestrians and dogs. The two main trails are the Discovery Trail and Sierra Canyon Trail. The Genoa Loop and Eagle Ridge Loop comprise portions of these two trails with the lower sections following roads in and around Genoa to complete the loops.

Cellphone coverage is available along most of the trails. No fires are allowed throughout the year. There is no water on the upper half of the Sierra Canyon Trail and usually nowhere on the Tahoe Rim Trail between Kingsbury North and Spooner Summit Trailheads. The town of Genoa is a great place to relax before or after your trail excursion where you can find somewhere to eat or drink, shop, or read about the area history.

Camping & Lodging

Dispersed camping is not practical because of the steep terrain, however, flat areas near the Tahoe Rim Trail offer dispersed camping opportunities. Standard camping guidelines along trails are to camp at least 300 feet from the trail and 200 feet from water sources.

Recommended Routes in Genoa - 1

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Favorite End of ride - just before the last creek crossing.
Difficult Difficult

Genoa Loop

8.4 mi 13.5 km 1,402' Up 427.42 m Up 1,471' Down 448.35 m Down

Kingsbury, NV
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Genoa Biking

  • 17 Miles 28 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 1 Intermediate Trail Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Genoa - 3

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9.8 mi 15.8 km #1Sierra Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Kingsbury, NV
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Kingsbury, NV
1.8 mi 2.9 km #2Lower Genoa Canyon Trail
Difficult Difficult
Kingsbury, NV
Difficult Difficult
Kingsbury, NV
5.6 mi 9.1 km #3Discovery Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Indian Hills, NV
Intermediate Intermediate
Indian Hills, NV

Photos of Genoa - 14

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Taking a break from the long climb to admire the wildflowers and view of Carson Valley below.
May 14, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
End of ride - headed back to the Genoa Cyn trailhead and a frosty cold one at the Genoa Bar.
May 14, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
After crossing one of the several water features on the Genoa Loop.
May 14, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
Cruising the runout after negotiating the steep tricky switchbacks and long downhill out of Genoa Cyn. Good to bring layers, the sun and temps drop fast toward the end of the day.
May 14, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
End of ride - just before the last creek crossing.
May 14, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
Looking southeast over the Carson Valley from Sierra Canyon. Town of Genoa at bottom of Canyon, Jobs Peak and Jobs Sister in the distance.
Jul 1, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
More climbing ... but with a nice view of the lake.
May 28, 2016 near Kingsbury, NV
View from near the high point of the trail/ride.
Jun 26, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV
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