Barrett Lake For OHV Driving

The 40th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in California.

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 40th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 102 OHV routes in California.

Barrett Lake OHV Driving Map



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

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  19355

Barrett Lake OHV Driving Map


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