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Discovery Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.6 mile 9.1 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,103' 336 m
Descent: -346' -105 m
High: 6,152' 1,875 m
Low: 5,219' 1,591 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A generally easy-rolling trail spanning the entirety of the Genoa trails from north to south.

Tom Robson

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

The Genoa segment of the Discovery Trail is 5.4 miles long with a north terminus at Eagle Ridge Trailhead. The south terminus is currently just a spot on the Genoa Loop, 2 miles above the Genoa Canyon access point at the uppermost switchback. At this location, the trail may continue further south at a future time connecting to the historic Pony Express Trail.

Continuing down the Genoa Loop to Genoa Canyon will add an additional 2 miles. Returning to the Eagle Ridge Trailhead can occur by following roads through Genoa, along Jacks Valley Road and back up Eagle Ridge Road for a 10-mile loop run.

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Sep 9, 2018
Chad V
Great Views! 11mi — 2h 56m

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#38

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Some beautiful scenery along the Discovery Trail.
May 21, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
A nice viewpoint overlooking the Carson Valley.
May 21, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV

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