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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +2,003/ -2,018 ft
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Sierra Canyon Trail

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#19 of 107 mountain bike trails in Nevada
#3,123 in the world

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.

First added by dug on Jun 19, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the town of Genoa drive north a short ways to Centennial Drive. Turn
west and drive up until you either: see the trail head parking sign, OR,
surmise that the cars you see parked there are blocking the sign from view.
Either way, find a place to park alongside the road. The trail begins a short
ways up the dirt road to the west.
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  • Stan Lattin

    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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  • [email protected]

    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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  • G-Ville

    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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