Kings Canyon Trailhead set to close during project

The firefighters memorial at the Kings Canyon/Waterfall Trailhead.

The firefighters memorial at the Kings Canyon/Waterfall Trailhead.

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The King Canyon Trailhead will be closed during an improvement project slated to start this month, according to a news release from Carson City.
The project will make improvements to Kings Canyon Road, as well as construct a new 25-stall parking area at the existing trailhead, the release said. Other amenities will include installation of a vault toilet, ADA parking stall and OHV/equestrian trailer parking.
The release from the city, dated July 15, said construction is anticipated to begin in mid-July and likely continue into October.
The working days and hours for the project are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Limited work is allowed on Saturdays to expedite improvements at the upper creek crossing, no work will be allowed on Sundays.
The Kings Canyon Trailhead will be closed Monday-Friday during construction. The trailhead will reopen on the weekends, with limited parking available. Access to the dirt portion of Kings Canyon Road will remain open throughout the project.
For information on other trails in the Carson City area, visit or
In addition to the work occurring on Kings Canyon Road and Trailhead Parking Area, a future drainage and re-grading project further up Kings Canyon Road is planned for later this fall in cooperation between Carson City and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. This project includes repair and maintenance of the first two miles of dirt road, from the Kings Canyon Trailhead to the saddle, as well as culvert replacement and drainage improvements to the creek. Work is anticipated to begin in November and additional trailhead closures will be implemented at that time.
For information, contact Lyndsey Boyer, Carson City open space manager, at 775-283-7341 or


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