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Kingsbury Stinger

Intermediate
 4.6 (22)

One of the best ways to start or finish the Tahoe Rim Trail, an easy car shuttle or an out-and-back.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

Singletrack

7,953' 2,424 m

High

6,618' 2,017 m

Low

146' 45 m

Up

1,482' 452 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Snow-dependent. On heavy years, can be closed from November - May. On lighter years, the upper part is closed December-April, but the lower part might be open most of the year.

Description

Completed in 2016, this moderate trail is a great way to reach the Tahoe Rim Trail. About 1/4 of the trail has great views of Lake Tahoe. There are only a few rocky sections: most of the trail is flowy at a moderate grade. It's 55 inches wide and legal for ATV's and dirt bikes (but both are seldom seen on the trail). It's easy to car shuttle.

Rather than starting at the top, most people park at the main parking area at the end of Andria Drive/ N. Benjamin. You then climb for 5-10 minutes up the Tahoe Rim Trail, turn right (north) then intersect the Stinger after a few minutes.

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Chris McNamara

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  4.6 from 22 votes

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Great video of how the Stinger Trail was built as a collaboration of TAMBA and the Forest Service.
Jan 27, 2022 near Kingsbury, NV
One of the better Stinger overlooks.
Mar 21, 2018 near Kingsbury, NV
At TAMBA
Sep 25, 2018 near Kingsbury, NV
About half way down Kingsbury Stinger, there's a cool rock feature with this view.
Jun 22, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV
View from the lower lookout rock.
Jun 26, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV
Great views of the lake from the trail
Sep 3, 2017 near Kingsbury, NV

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Oct 2, 2022
Jess Lee
Love this trail - it was like being on a roller coaster!
Aug 10, 2022
Max Ramacher
Very sanding
Jul 12, 2022
Max Ramacher
Parked at the top and rode back up via TRY
Jul 5, 2022
Bridey Mc
Oct 8, 2021
Doug Faker
2h 30m
May 31, 2021
Jason McClain
May 31, 2021
Jacob Wheeler
Oct 14, 2020
Paul Hwang
some loose sand in the turns at the beginning. really funand great views. some yellow jackets at the sign at trailhead always. park away from sign.