MTB Project Logo

Barker Pass/Blackwood Canyon Road

Intermediate

Trail

7.6 mile 12.2 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,509' 460 m
Descent: -97' -30 m
High: 7,762' 2,366 m
Low: 6,254' 1,906 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by S. Lengyel

A quiet, scenic, paved climb to Barker Pass that often has more bikes than car traffic.

S. Lengyel

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Description

This is a beautiful paved road that climbs to Ellis Peak Trail and the PCT/TRT. It follows Blackwood Creek for about three miles before climbing up to Barker Pass. This trail intersects with Gnome Trail- aka Grand Avenue-Barker Pass Connector (15N37) as well.

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.

Biked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#23

in Lake Tahoe

#8567

Overall
  4.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#23

in Lake Tahoe

#616

in California

#8,567

Overall
94 Views Last Month
2,692 Since Jun 8, 2016
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Barker Peak.
May 15, 2018 near Tahoma, CA

0 Comments

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter