Sierra Canyon Trail

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

Distance10.5mi
Elevation Gain1,991ft
Trailhead Elevation5,754ft
Top5,830ft
Elevation Min/Max5243/5830ft
Elevation Start/End5754/5727ft

Sierra Canyon Trail

Sierra Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Kingsbury, Nevada. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 10.5 miles long and begins at 5,754 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,991 feet. This trail connects with the following: Lower Genoa Canyon.

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Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"Some may consider the long grunt from the historic town of Genoa to the top of Genoa Peak a bit masochistic, but for strong hikers and mountain bikers, the almost 10-mile, nearly 5,000-foot climb and corresponding descent might present a significant fitness challenge. This is definitely not a trip for the faint of heart. Along with bragging rights for completing such a feat, the views from upper Genoa Canyon and Genoa Peak are a worthy reward for all the toil and suffering." Read more

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Trail Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Nearby City
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at 530-543-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu; Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest at 775-882-2766, www.fs.usda.gov/htnf
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Genoa, Glenbrook (trail not shown), CVTA Genoa Trail System
Local Maps