Sierra Canyon Trail

4.50 out of 5
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↑ 6,600 ft
↓ 6,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
A moderate technical trail best ridden down hill. You can approach on the
Tahoe Rim trail from either Kingsbury or Spooner. You can of course climb
the trail from the bottom. The top mile or two has sections of large and
loose rock, but rideable in its entirety. The middle section has some minor
loose rock sections and some short uphill. If you keep your speed these are
pretty much a non-event. The lower and very bottom sections are where
the fun is with some nice flowy sections through the forest. A couple of
spring crossings keep it cool. The very bottom is fun with narrow track and
some tight turns near drop offs where you don't want to blow it. A full on
creek crossing and you are almost down. If you didn't park right at the
trailhead a 3 minute ride takes you to the Genoa Bar for well earned adult
refreshments. A highly recommended way to end your ride. The bottom
trailhead parking is on Centennial Dr. Park there and the trail is up the dirt
road to the west.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (4)

Granny Gear

July 18, 2015
Review: Killer climb, 4000 ft elevation gain in 9 miles. Can be accessed from the rim trail. Easiest way is from the Kingsbury North trailhead. First 5 miles from the top is very rocky. Over 30 switchbacks. Super fast downhill with no climbs.

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Granny Gear

January 25, 2014
Review: 4 of us rode up this trail and we found out it is a lot more challenging than what we expected but a great challenge at that ! It was a lot more technical and steep than anticipated and took us 2.5 hrs to climb the 11.1 miles from Genoa. I'm looking forward to riding it again but this time all know what I'm getting into :) The ride down and views were awesome with the switch-backs.

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July 13, 2013
G-Ville Gramcounter  
Review: Great trail, this is one of our local trails we ride 1-3 times a week. We normally start at the eagle ridge trail head north of Genoa, NV which connects to Sierra Canyon at the cross roads . We then ride to the top of the trail head at the saddle below Genoa Peak. Take a break, then gear up for almost a hour of single track down hill fun and end at Genoa Bar for a cold one.

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July 11, 2013
Review: This is one of our local trails...Great ride! We ride from the bottom to the very top, then enjoy the downhill as a reward.

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Sierra Canyon Trail MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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