Logan House Loop 14n33

Total Miles
8.6

Elevation

2572.61 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

This trail has beautiful scenery that includes tree-filtered views of Lake Tahoe, Aspen groves, grassy meadows, a couple of small year-round streams, and the classic Sierra Nevada Mountain Forest. It is recommended for 4WD or AWD vehicles with higher clearance. Both ends of the trail offer paved staging areas to air down, but airing down is probably not necessary during dry weather, the trail is mostly smooth and offers a comfortable ride, relatively speaking.

Difficulty

Easy

History

Carson Valley ranchers Robert and Mary Logan established the Logan House hotel at Lake Tahoe in the summer of 1864. The couple bought the choice square-mile parcel with timber and lake frontage in July 1863 for $1,500 -- a relatively high price at the time. But with the new Bigler Toll Road passing right by his hostelry, Robert figured he'd make the money back in no time. They opened Logan House in the summer of 1864, just months before Nevada became a state in time to support Abraham Lincoln's re-election. This history nugget is by famed author Mark McLaughlin, to learn more search "Tahoe Nuggets".

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

Getting to Logan House Loop trail is via Genoa Peak Road-41306 trail which can be accessed from the south by Kingsbury Grade Highway 207 Nevada. Access from the North is via Hwy 50, Nevada. There are gates at both ends of the Genoa Peak Road Trail which are locked in the winter and early spring.