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South Camp Peak Loop

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Alt Names

Genoa Peak, White Hill, Logan House Creek, James Canyon, Lake Tahoe Basin

Last Known StatusOpen

Overlooking the eastern shores of Lake Tahoe, this area mainly consists of fire roads and some wide ATV trails. There are about 14 miles of roads and trails with spectacular views and some nice primitive camping opportunities. If you continue south along the main route you will eventually reach the same trails accessible from the Genoa Peak trailhead. Make sure to check out any marked side trails and roads to get the most out of this ride.

The gate is normally open until the seasonal closure around mid to late November. If you encounter the gate closed before the official seasonal closure the trails are most likely still open.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGlenbrook, NV
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From: Carson City, NV
1) Take 395 S through downtown Carson City
2) Turn right (west) onto US-50, continue about 10 miles
3) Just past Spooner Junction, look for a fire station on the left, turn in here
4) Immediately veer right and continue straight toward the green highway maintenance building
5) Trailhead is on the left. Stage here.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosvery scenic, dense forest enviorment, great place to take beginners
Consno challenging trails, not recommended for motorcycles due to long sections of paved roads, only single track that intersects with main loop is for non-motorized use
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles5
Miles Of Trail14
Climate TypeForest
Elevation7000 to 8800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesNVOHV sticker required
Dates OpenJune - November 15
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesSome Areas
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Some Areas
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on designated trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (NE)Carson-Tahoe Hospital (775) 445-7450
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Carson City
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Carson City
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Carson City
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)Zephyr Cove RV Park & Campground (775) 589-4906
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)Zephyr Cove RV Park & Campground (775) 589-4906
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (S)Zephyr Cove RV Park & Campground (775) 589-4906
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Albertsons
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (S)Zephyr Cove Day Use Area (530) 543-2600
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (W)Lake Tahoe
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Cave Rock Boat Ramp (775) 831-0494 or (775) 831-3030

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoLake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-4500
(530) 543-2600
www.fs.usda.gov

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

South Camp Peak Loop Trail

This trail has great views of both Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains.

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Woman on a Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

Most of the trails are wide and easy.

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Woman riding a Honda Quad at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Girl riding a Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

Some trails may be temporarily blocked by fallen trees.

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Woman on a Honda Quad at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Scenery from South Camp Peak Loop Trail

To the east you can see the Carson Valley area.

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Girl on a Honda OHV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Woman on a Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Some amenities at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

This is the trailhead marker.

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

At the staging area there is not much room.  The gate is locked when the trail is closed seasonally.

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Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda Four Wheeler at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda Quad at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda Quad at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda All Terrain Vehicle at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda OHV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Woman riding a Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Girl on Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Woman riding a Honda Quad at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Woman on a Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Girl on a Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

There were a lot of trees down that day.

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Female rider on a Honda All Terrain Vehicle at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

When it comes to scenic trails, Tahoe is hard to beat.

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Girl on a Honda OHV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

This was part of the main trail, but there were parts that were more twisty.

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Girl on Honda ATV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Example of terrain at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Female rider on a Honda Quad at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Scenic view of South Camp Peak Loop Trail

Views like this are everywhere along the trail.

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Woman on a Honda OHV at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Girl on Honda Quad at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

just after the trailhead

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Some terrain at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

South Camp Peak Loop Trail Photo

Honda Four Wheeler at South Camp Peak Loop Trail

At the top of this hill you can turn around and get a good view of Lake Tahoe.

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