Genoa Peak For Mountain Biking

The 10th most popular mountain bike trail in Nevada.

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Northeast of South Lake Tahoe in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Genoa Peak area offers several great ride options with scenic views of the Lake Tahoe basin and the Carson Valley.

To reach the trailhead from South Lake Tahoe, take SR207 (Kingsbury Grade) and turn left on North Benjamen Road, which turns in Andria Drive. Continue to the end of the pavement and park. A longer ride is possible if you take two cars. Park the second vehicle off of Highway 50 behind the Nevada department of Transportation Station (NDOT), Ā¼ miles south of the Highway 28 and 50 junction.

The main ride starts off Genoa Peak Road (14N32). Several spurs off the main road access peaks, Genoa Peak being the highest (9,150'). An excellent 10-mile loop off the main ridge is possible. NOTE: The Tahoe Rim Trail passes through the region and mountain bikes are not allowed on the Tahoe Rim Trail, from Highway 207 to Spooner Summit.

Overall, Genoa Peak is the 10th most popular mountain bike trail of all 16 mountain biking rides in Nevada. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Genoa Peak including Flume Trail, Coldstream Canyon Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail, Sierra Canyon Trail, Verdi Peak Trail and Ellis Peak / Ellis LakeLower Lola Montez Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Visitor Bureau (800) 727-7677; Nevada Tourism (800) NEVADA-8.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  High Country Inn (800) 862-1530 in Truckee, CA at Yuba headwaters.

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.00519, -119.89289

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  5/15/2018

ID:  11096


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