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Genoa Loop

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8.5 mile 13.6 kilometer loop
89% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,443' 440 m
Descent: -1,425' -434 m
High: 6,147' 1,874 m
Low: 4,767' 1,453 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A Genoa Trail System classic - this loop hits the area's highlights.

Tom Robson

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Overview

This classic loop starts at the Snowshoe Lane/Centennial Drive intersection and works through the town of Genoa proper to the singletrack trails.

This loop hits Genoa Canyon, the hardest section of trail to start, and ends at the bottom of Sierra Canyon Trail.

Description

The Genoa Loop is 8.2 miles long. The lower 1.4 miles of this loop goes through the town of Genoa, following the roads between the Sierra Canyon and Genoa Canyon access points. Those wanting to shuttle vehicles between the two access points would have a 6.8-mile run.

Parking is available just about anywhere on the Genoa streets such as near Genoa Park and Mormon Station State Historic Park. The least strenuous direction to do the loop is likely counterclockwise starting in Sierra Canyon.

There is just over a half mile of trail in lower Genoa Canyon that is narrow with very steep drop offs, tight switchbacks and limited sight lines. Though certainly allowed, this section of trail is not advised for equestrians because of this challenging terrain.

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Jun 11, 2017
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Some beautiful scenery along the Discovery Trail.
May 21, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
This photo is pretty indicative of trail width and steepness of hillside along trail. Plenty of room to walk. But if this concerns you, it is not the hike for you.
Feb 7, 2020 near Kingsbury, NV
Lower Genoa Canyon Trailhead. About 1.5 miles in. Great view of Genoa below.
Feb 6, 2020 near Kingsbury, NV
Lower Genoa Canyon Trail. Looking north west. Trail in lower left corner is indicative of trail condition.
Feb 6, 2020 near Kingsbury, NV
Lower Genoa Canyon Trail about 1.5 miles in.  Looking out towards Carson Valley.
Feb 6, 2020 near Kingsbury, NV

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