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Daggett

The Daggett System of Trails is not an independent segment and does not have its own Segment Map.  To view these sections of trail on the segment maps please either view the Spooner to Kingsbury North map or the Kingsbury South to Big Meadow map.  The maps overlap and cover this area.

The map shown by "View Segment Map", below, is a section of the Kingsbury South topographical map, expanded for better viewing. 

Highlights

▲Panoramic views of Lake Tahoe ▲Castle Rock spur

Segment DescriptionDaggett Map Image

Skirting the Upper Kingsbury communities, this trail segment, completed in 2012, replaces four miles of pavement connecting the North and South Kingsbury trailheads. The trail alternates between sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the south shore communities and quiet valleys. Crossings of three branches of Edgewood Creek may provide water for the first time south of Tahoe Meadows.

The segment begins at a junction (7900') 1/2 mile northwest of the Kingsbury North trailhead (7780'). It descends to meet an old trail and southeast down a wooded valley. After one mile a side trail leads  to Castle Rock. After passing the edge of the Kingsbury community the trail descends along a rocky slope with excellent lake views

Crossing a branch of Edgewood Creek the trail climbs to an intersection with the Northeast Dagget Loop Trail (under construction, 2012) and shortly descends to reach a crossing of the Kingsbury Grade - Hwy 207 (7130', 2.9 miles). Use care crossing - sight lines are limited.

After descending to the Pony Express Trail, the route climbs gently to cross Edgewood Creek, then over a ridge to a final creek crossing.For the next 1 1/2 miles you climb a forested slope 600' to reach the junction with the Van Sickle connector trail (7777', 5.5 miles) and a view into the Heavenly Ski Area. The connector trail descends to the Van Sickle bi-state park near the Stateline casinos.  A final 3/4 mile brings you to a connector trail to the Kingsbury South trailhead.

Trailheads
1. Kingsbury North: From Hwy 207 just W of summit turn N onto Benjamin Dr (which becomes Andria Dr) and drive 2 mi to the trailhead before the Forest Service gate. Limited roadside parking no facilities. From the trailhead kiosk, it is 1/2 mile to the north end of this segment.
2. Kingsbury South:  From Hwy 207 at the summit, turn S onto Tramway Dr and follow signs for Heavenly Stagecoach parking lot. No facilities. From the trailhead kiosk, it is 1/2 mile to the south end of this segment.


Trail Conditions
The trail is generally wide, hard packed and sandy. It is somewhat narrower and sometimes rocky in the mile north of Highway 207. Most of the trail maintains a 10% or less grade. The route is marked with light blue triangular signs and intersection signage.