Barker Pass/Blackwood Canyon Road
ElevationAscent: 1,509' 460 m
Descent: -97' -30 m
High: 7,762' 2,366 m
Low: 6,254' 1,906 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A quiet, scenic, paved climb to Barker Pass that often has more bikes than car traffic.”— S. Lengyel
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
This is a very popular West Shore cycling route, and often has more bicycle traffic than cars.
Although not a mountain bike route per se, it can be used as part of a big loop to Ellis Peak Trail, McKinney Rubicon, Richardson Lake or to connect into the Homewood Ski area from Ellis Peak.
Along the climb, you'll have great views of Knee Ridge, Twin Peaks, Barker Peak, and Lake Tahoe of course. The aspen groves at the bottom along Blackwood Creek are some of the prettiest in the Tahoe Basin and become a sea of golden leaves in September.
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Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office