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Daggetts Loop and Castle Rock



7.7 mile 12.3 kilometer loop
86% Runnable


Ascent: 1,475' 449 m
Descent: -1,472' -449 m
High: 8,088' 2,465 m
Low: 7,146' 2,178 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)


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A solid run with great vistas overlooking the Tahoe Basin, including views on top of Castle Rock and looking down on it.

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As of 7/21/2019, there is construction at the beginning of the loop. The loop starts on the other side of the construction, on the northeast side of the the lot.


Daggetts Loop circles Kingsbury Village and goes along a popular portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail, then back to the parking area along a higher ridge trail that looks down on Castle Rock and the Tahoe basin again.


I asked locals for the best runs in the area with some good distance. They recommended this one, and they were dead on!

This run included that and great views as well, probably some of the best in the area. I started along the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) toward Castle Rock, and stopped for photos on top of Castle Rock. It's not clear, but you have to go around to the west face of Castle Rock to get on to the top via the Castle Rock Trail.

I then followed the TRT further south, and picked up the Daggett Loop Trail that is east of Kingsbury Village. This trail seemed to be well marked, and easy enough to follow with the Trail Run Project mobile app. Stay on the singletrack, and don't follow washouts or service roads.

Heads up: The return loop is essentially all uphill. So take some snacks in addition to plenty of water. I rested and took pictures a lot, so the total time for me was about 4 hours.

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The Daggett Loop is also a great (and well used) snowshoe trail!
Jan 5, 2020 near Kingsbury, NV
High end rock work with a forest view to Lake Tahoe
Jan 5, 2020 near Kingsbury, NV
Castle Rock and Tahoe Basin seen from Daggetts Loop
Aug 31, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV
Great views of the lake. A little windy. Minimal snow (not a factor). June 2016.
Jun 21, 2016 near Kingsbury, NV
Tahoe Basin and South Tahoe seen from the top of Castle Rock
Aug 31, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV

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