Sierra Canyon and Genoa Falls Loop

MODERATE 10 reviews

Sierra Canyon and Genoa Falls Loop is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Genoa, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

8.9 miles
1,574 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




wild flowers

1 month ago

So I did the loop, map days 9 miles but my Fitbit says 11. I did it counter clockwise. Trail is super well established. Didn’t feel like I got great payoff for views, mostly ruined but towns in the valley below. Hot and dusty but decent shade to rest in. I did NOT enjoy the switch back going down from the canyon- narrow and steep drop offs got my nerves up, but I made it. Waterfall was small. Loved all the sugar pines though!

2 months ago

April may be a bit early to hike this trail: still a lot of snow near the summit, but a fantastic hike nonetheless!

3 months ago

Really enjoyable on a cloudy day in May- not too hot. Not a dull trail, always changing and new things to see. Genoa saloon right on the way back!

3 months ago

Great hike above #Genoa. Excellent trail. Waterfall.

4 months ago

Took my 6 month old for an adventure in my backpack. Encountered lots of snow on the northern facing slopes.

6 months ago

Great exercise on this trail especially when you start on the south end. Very beautiful trail! Waterfall. Great scenery of the Carson Valley as well.

3 months ago

4 months ago