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Lower Genoa Canyon Trail

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This section is a short steep climb out of Genoa Canyon leading to longer loops.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Singletrack

5,972' 1,820 m

High

5,007' 1,526 m

Low

966' 294 m

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10%

Avg Grade (6°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Northern aspects may be icy and snow covered during winter months.

Description

This trail starts at the end of Carson Street in the historic town of Genoa, NV. Be prepared for some serious climbing, this trail has an average pitch of 500' per mile. Lower Genoa Canyon Trail consists of some tight switchbacks on a steep sidehill and can be narrow in places. Apart from the physical challenge, exposure can be intimidating to less experienced riders. The switchbacks culminate in a knife edge ridge. While the ridge is non-technical, the feeling of exposure will add some excitement to the ride.

The Genoa Loop can be ridden in either direction which means that some will enjoy riding down the knife edge and through the switchbacks. Warning signs alert riders to the challenging terrain ahead. However, beautiful views of the Carson Valley will reward riders who make it to the higher elevations on the trail. The lower canyon faces northeast which means that it will have full sun exposure in the morning and shade late in the day. Use this to your advantage depending on the season you'll be riding in.

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Shared By:

Carlo Luri

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#94

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#9,287

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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
End of ride - just before the last creek crossing.
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
A steep and skinny decent on the Lower Genoa Canyon Trail.
Jun 25, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV
The warning sight at the top of Lower Genoa Canyon Trail seems to cover all the basis for a rowdy descent.
Jun 25, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV

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