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Discovery Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

A generally easy-rolling trail spanning the entirety of the Genoa trails from north to south.


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5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

Point to Point

6,152' 1,875 m

High

5,219' 1,591 m

Low

1,103' 336 m

Up

346' 105 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

The Genoa segment of the Discovery Trail is 5.4 miles long with a north terminus at Eagle Ridge Trailhead. The south terminus is currently just a spot on the Genoa Loop, 2 miles above the Genoa Canyon access point at the uppermost switchback. At this location, the trail may continue further south at a future time connecting to the historic Pony Express Trail.

Continuing down the Genoa Loop to Genoa Canyon will add an additional 2 miles. Returning to the Eagle Ridge Trailhead can occur by following roads through Genoa, along Jacks Valley Road and back up Eagle Ridge Road for a 10-mile loop hike.

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Tom Robson

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Some beautiful scenery along the Discovery Trail.
May 21, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV
A nice viewpoint overlooking the Carson Valley.
May 21, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV

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Jun 5, 2019
Michael Atkins
2.2mi — 1h 20m