Lost Breakfast (15N38)
ElevationAscent: 26' 8 m
Descent: -1,307' -398 m
High: 7,684' 2,342 m
Low: 6,379' 1,944 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
Current trail conditions
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“A gorgeous and steep OHV trail from Barker Pass - not recommended for uphill travel!”— S. Lengyel
Lost Breakfast has a bit of history in MTB racing. This was the climb in the classic MTB race - the Blackwood Backwood Challenge. Imagine doing this as the opening climb in a mountain bike race in the 90s on a vintage, likely fully rigid MTB with canti brakes. Tough people back then.
This is best ridden downhill from Barker Pass, unless you are a masochist who likes steep, loose climbs. As a climb, the bottom two miles are easy and pleasant, following Blackwood Creek. Then the trail turns uphill sharply and becomes a really steep, loose climb. I've seen a few people climb it from the bottom, and it is totally doable early in the season before it becomes really loose.
From the top, where the pavement ends at Ellis Peak Trail, follow the dirt road approximately 1/4 mile downhill toward the PCT/TRT intersection. Make a right to a large flat parking area and head through the gate downhill. There are numerous large drainage swales that you can launch off on the descent. Think big tabletops!
There is also some gorgeous scenery in here as well with great views of the unusual rock formations as well as meadows and wildflowers in the spring.
Tahoe's West Shore remains gorgeous, less travelled, rugged, and tough.
There is a little known primitive campground at the bottom. There are also lots of nice dispersed (free) camp spots about 1/2 mile past the campground.
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