Northeast of South Lake Tahoe, 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), ¼ 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.