TRT: Spooner to Kingsbury
ElevationAscent: 1,972' 601 m
Descent: -1,219' -372 m
High: 8,807' 2,684 m
Low: 7,157' 2,181 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A beautiful ridgetop climb around warm granite and through lush forests.”— Eric Ashley
Starting at Spooner Summit, the trail rises on narrow singletrack, weaving through the forest and the occasional meadow. In spring, these small openings in the wood are brightened by the bold yellow blooms of mule's ear.
Ahead, a long traverse leading to the trail's highpoint on the flank of South Camp Peak is rewarded with stunning panoramic views that run the full length of Lake Tahoe. This grand overlook also sits close to the halfway point. A nearby dirt road crosses the trail on the way to the steep summit of Genoa Peak.
The descent toward Kingsbury continues more gradually, but the rolling-elevation also has more rocky terrain. The dense woods encompassing the trail occasionally retreat to reveal a narrow scene of the water below.
At the southern reaches of this segment, continue onto TRT: Daggett or follow the Tahoe Rim Trail Connector to the Kingsbury North Trailhead.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed
Local Club: Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office
Sep 3, 2019: Red Flag Warning/National Fire Danger Rating System
Aug 29, 2019: Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!