Genoa Peak

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada 89423

Elevation Gain2,271ft
Trailhead Elevation7,759ft
Elevation Min/Max7759/8467ft
Elevation Start/End7759/7759ft

Genoa Peak

Genoa Peak is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Douglas County, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 7,759 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,271 feet. The trail ends near Genoa Peak (elevation 9,147 feet). This trail connects with the following: Maryanne and Peak Road.

Genoa Peak Professional Reviews and Guides

"This trail begins just off of Nevada 207 near Lake Tahoe. Proceed north off the highway on North Benjamin Drive. This paved road accesses the National Forest road after running through a residential area for approximately 2 miles. Before entering the National Forest, the paved road becomes Andrea Drive.

Passing through a seasonal gate into the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the dirt road is one lane wide, but with plenty of pullouts for passing oncoming vehicles. Proceeding north, the trail runs through a forest of mainly conifers trees. Large embedded rocks make it a bumpy ride, and large boulders flank the road on either side. Special Attractions: Views of Lake Tahoe. Network of 4WD roads to explore. Good picnic spots."

"With the opening of the Tahoe Rim Trail to bikes, this already scenic ride on a rugged jeep road becomes even more spectacular with views of glorious Lake Tahoe throughout most of the ride. Throw in some twisty singletrack through pine forested slopes spiced with dips and rises and you have a route that requires at least intermediate bike handling skills. Aerobically, even strong riders coming from the flatlands will find this route moderately strenuous. And there are mileage options, too. This 16.2-mile loop can be shorten to an 8.6-mile loop, a perfect bailout option if it’s too arduous or technical, or if you have little time. But if you’re a hard-core, highly skilled hammerhead aching for an all-day major epic adventure, consider combining this 16.2-mile loop with The Flume –TRT Ride via Spooner & Marlette Loop for a 40-plus-mile adventure—an incredible route that has you riding nearly the entire eastern length of Lake Tahoe."

"This high (over 8,000 feet much of the way) mountain road provides great views of the Lake Tahoe Basin, especially from the 9,150-foot summit of Genoa Peak. Along the northern segment, Logan House Road, a side route just west of Genoa Peak Road, is a pretty alternative to Genoa Peak Road.

At the south end, Genoa Peak Road used to be an eroding maze of dirt tracks. In addition to erosion control efforts, the Forest Service has obliterated the confusing spurs, and now the route is easy to follow. About 1.3 miles north of the Tahoe Rim trailhead, the road crosses a small basin. Go straight, over a hump. At about mile 3.5 is the left (west) turn for Logan House Road (14N33 on the signposts; 14N24 on the map). Look for a white DESIGNATED ROUTE marker. It’s a pleasant drive through aspen stands, meadows and conifer forest strewn with granite."

Genoa Peak Reviews

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This set of trails is right behind my house. Easy stuff, lots of great views. Watch out for motorcycles and atv's.

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Trail Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Nearby City
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, US Forest Service, 916-573-2600
Local Contacts
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Local Maps

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Jul 2018