Explore the most popular birding trails near Kingsbury with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This trail is easily accessed from the town of Genoa and the trailhead has parking for about 12 cars. I did this hike on the 4th of July and only saw 8 other hikers, 3 mountain bikers, and 1 dog. The hike starts out steep with switchbacks climbing steadily up for about 2 miles. It is partially shaded, but it was about 70 deg when I started out and that was plenty. The climb is more moderate after that point with some ups and downs until you get to a stream crossing and then the waterfall shortly thereafter. The area in the canyon near the waterfall is lovely with more shade and lush plants. I continued on from that point along the Discovery Trail until I got to the Sierra Canyon stream and then turned around at that point. That portion of the trail continued to be fairly moderate with ups and downs but no big change in elevation. There were wildflowers, several species of butterflies, and one rattlesnake sighted (by someone else). Overall, it was very nice and certainly a hike I would repeat.

1 month ago

Lovely Sunday afternoon ramble.

More like 7 miles out and back. Good moderate hike!

Loved it. Surprises around every corner.

Beautiful challenging hike!


Great hike!

3 months ago

Good view of Lake Tahoe in the distance, plenty of connecting trails including the TRT to make this a bit longer and more challenging.

Easy but not very scenic until you get to the lake. Mostly paved but very poorly marked - at one point trifurcated with no indication which way to go. (It’s the middle fork). GPS essential to avoid getting lost.

A pretty hike. A couple places should be marked better. We got off the trail twice and had to rely on the app map a lot. Earlier post was correct. No idea why All Trails had you start where they do. You can start at the park and not have to cross Kingsbury.

This trail should not start on Deer Run Court (out of the way, little parking). It should start in the parking lot at Kahle Park, or in the trailhead parking lot on Kahle Drive, just west of Lake Tahoe Blvd/Highway 50.

Not always obvious where dirt trail leaves paved trail in a couple of places.

Fairly easy 5 miles, with nice changes of scenery.

1 month ago

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