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Sierra Canyon Trail

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9.8 Miles 15.8 Kilometers


3,489' 1,064 m

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7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

8,452' 2,576 m

High

4,962' 1,513 m

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Shared By Tom Robson

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Nearly gain Genoa Peak on this grueling switchback climb to Tahoe Rim Trail.

Tom Robson

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The Sierra Canyon Trail connects to the Tahoe Rim Trail west of Genoa Peak and is close to 10 miles long one-way with nearly 4,000 feet of elevation gain. The lower end begins from the Sierra Canyon access point at the junction of Centennial Drive and Snowshoe Lane. Parking is designated on the east side of Centennial Drive across from Snowshoe Lane. A second option is to begin from the Eagle Ridge Trailhead which is also the same distance to the Tahoe Rim Trail, but around 200 feet less elevation to climb. Keep in mind that views of Lake Tahoe are about another mile north or south on the Tahoe Rim Trail. If going to Genoa Peak, its another mile of hiking and 700 feet elevation gain, so yeah, its a long ways.

Anyone planning a round trip hike to the Tahoe Rim Trail should be prepared for a long day, nearly 20 miles round-trip and substantial elevation changes. A much less strenuous alternative is to carpool and begin your trip from either the Kingsbury North Trailhead or South Spooner Summit Trailhead on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

A one-way trip to both the Eagle Ridge Trailhead and the Sierra Canyon access point is approximately 15 miles from the Kingsbury North Trailhead or 16 miles from the South Spooner Trailhead.

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