Kings Canyon                                                
  1. DIFFICULTY:   moderate
  2. ESTIMATE DISTANCE TO CLIMB (feet):   1800 (Trail Cross Section)
  3. DISTANCE FROM I80/395 INTERCHANGE (miles):   33.1
  4. START LAT/LONG:   N39 deg 9.19', W119 deg 48.94'
  5. END LAT/LONG:       N39 deg 9.62', W119 deg 50.52'
  6. ROUTE TO TRAIL BEGINNING (first number is distance in miles):
    0.0 south on US395 (from I 80/US 395 interchange)
    9.8 Exit 57B Carson City (stay on US 395)
    10.3 Right Musser St (in Carson City)
    10.4 (0.1) Left Division St
    10.5 (0.1) right King St
    11.0 (0.5) King St changes to Kings Canyon Rd
    13.1 (2.1) Park at end of Kings Canyon Rd
  7. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP QUADRANGLE:   Carson City. A small trail map which loads rapidly and a large printable trail map which takes several minutes to load into a separate window.
  8. TRAIL SYNOPSIS:   Follows steep jeep road above Washoe Valley. Desert plants at the trail start change to a pine forest at top. Views of Carson City. Changes from a jeep trail to a horse trail at end. No natural terminus for this trail.
  9. TRAIL DESCRIPTION (first number is distance in miles):    

  10. GEOLOGY:   gray, green, white (quartz?). tight grain.
  11. PLANTS:   Pine, Laurel
  12. ANIMALS:   ground squirrels and deer.

Trail Map     Trail Cross Section