Barrett Lake For Dirt Biking

The 35th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in California.

  Tahoe, California, US


  July 28, 2016

West of South Lake Tahoe in the Eldorado National Forest, the 20 mile route to Barrett Lake is open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. This is a very challenging route with large rock obstacles and giant boulders.

To reach the trailhead from the intersection of SR 89 and US 50 in South Lake Tahoe, go south-west on SR 50 for 22 miles. Turn right on Wrights Lake Rd. and go 7.2 miles to Wrights Lake. Stay left and go past Dark Lake. The road ends in a turnaround with parking spots. There is a gate where the trail starts.

Overall, Barrett Lake is the 35th most popular dirt bike trail of all 117 dirt biking rides in California. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Barrett Lake including Foresthill OHV, Elkins Flat OHV Route, Gold Note ORV Routes, Rubicon OHV Trail, Ellis Peak / Ellis Lake and Prosser Hill OHV.

Local Contacts:  Eldorado National Forest (530) 644-2349; California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.8558, -120.2398

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/28/2016

ID:  16052

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