Kingsbury to Spooner Summit
Kingsbury Grade North: at the end of Andria Dr. (an extension of N. Benjamin Dr.), 2 miles north of Hwy. 207, west of Daggett Pass. Limited roadside parking.
Spooner Summit South: on the south side of Hwy. 50 at the USFS day use area. Dirt parking lot.
Shadowing the rugged peaks of the Carson Range for 12 miles, the trail weaves between the huge trunks of. ancient firs and over sun-splashed granite outcrops. Ridgetop crossings showcase stunning views of the Tahoe Basin and Washoe Valley.
To get to the trailhead at Kingsbury Grade North: Turn north off of Hwy. 207 onto N. Benjamin Dr. about 3 miles east of the Hwy. 207/ Hwy. 50 intersection in Stateline, and just below Daggett Pass. Follow Andria Dr. (an extension of Benjamin Dr.) 2 miles to its end and park alongside the road. Look west for the trailhead. (Lat:38.99571 Lon:-119.89772)
Kingsbury to Big Meadow
Kingsbury Grade South: at the south end of the Heavenly Stagecoach parking lot on Tramway Drive, 1 1/2 mile off Highway 207 at Daggett Pass. Paved parking.
Big Meadow: on the north side of Highway 89, 5 miles south of the US 50 / Highway 89 junction in Meyers. Paved parking lot, restrooms, horse trailer parking.
Grass Lake Access: on the north side of Highway 89, 1 1/2 miles south of Big Meadow. Dirt pull-off parking on the south side of the road at the west end of Grass Lake.
Following the spine of the Carson Range, 22.5 miles of trail traverse sun-drenched meadows, cool pine forests, and windswept mountain passes. Breaks in the tree cover offer panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley. Hemlock-ringed Star Lake, 8 miles from Kingsbury, is popular for camping and fishing.
To get to the trailhead starting at Kingsbury Grade South: From Hwy 207 just W of summit, turn S onto Tramway Dr and follow signs for Heavenly Stagecoach parking lot.
To start at Big Meadow: On Hwy 89 5.3 mi S of junction with Hwy
50 in Meyers. Paved and horse trailer parking, vault toilets.
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