Barrett Lake For OHV Driving

The 39th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in California.

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West of South Lake Tahoe in the Eldorado National Forest, the 20 mile route to Barrett Lake is open to OHV driving. This is a very challenging route with large rock obstacles and giant boulders.

To reach the OHV trailhead for Barrett Lake 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 39th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 100 OHV routes in California. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Barrett Lake including Gold Note OHV Routes, Rubicon OHV Trail, Pardoe Trail, Prosser Hill OHV, Grouse Ridge / Bowman Lake and Barney Riley Trail.


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

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Northern California 4WD Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Barrett Lake For OHV Driving

GPS:  38.8558, -120.2398

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  19355

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