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Genoa Loop

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Trail

8.5 mile 13.6 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,443' 440 m
Descent: -1,425' -434 m
High: 6,147' 1,874 m
Low: 4,767' 1,453 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A Genoa Trail System classic - this loop hits the area's highlights.

Tom Robson

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Overview

This classic loop starts at the Snowshoe Lane/Centennial Drive intersection and works through the town of Genoa proper to the singletrack trails.

This loop hits Genoa Canyon, the hardest section of trail to start, and ends at the bottom of Sierra Canyon Trail.

Description

The Genoa Loop is 8.2 miles long. The lower 1.4 miles of this loop goes through the town of Genoa, following the roads between the Sierra Canyon and Genoa Canyon access points. Those wanting to shuttle vehicles between the two access points would have a 6.8-mile hike.

Parking is available just about anywhere on the Genoa streets such as near Genoa Park and Mormon Station State Historic Park. The least strenuous direction to do the loop is likely counterclockwise starting in Sierra Canyon.

There is just over a half mile of trail in lower Genoa Canyon that is narrow with very steep drop offs, tight switchbacks and limited sight lines. Though certainly allowed, this section of trail is not advised for equestrians because of this challenging terrain.

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Apr 6, 2019
Tanner Laird
early parts of the trail are nice and clear. up higher on the Western facing slopes snow covered the trail but nothing to crazy. overall fun hike w… 8.5mi — 4h 00m
May 3, 2018
Jake Swisher
Dec 31, 2017
Evan Schmidt
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May 21, 2015 near Kingsbury, NV

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