Barker Meadow

Tahoe National Forest, California

Elevation Gain531ft
Trailhead Elevation7,657ft
Elevation Min/Max7204/7657ft
Elevation Start/End7657/7657ft

Barker Meadow

Barker Meadow is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 6.0 miles long and begins at 7,657 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 531 feet. The Barker Pass saddle is near the trailhead. The Barker Meadow and Barker Meadow can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Barker Pass Road, Pacific Crest Trail (TRT), West Meadow Creek, Bear Lake and Barker Creek.

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Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"Above the west shore of Lake Tahoe is a wedge of land between Granite Chief Wilderness to the north and Desolation Wilderness to the south that is primarily the domain of off-highway vehicles. This trip uses a section of the Pacific Crest and Tahoe Rim trails to pass through this region on a nonmotorized, mostly forested romp between Barker Pass and forest- rimmed Richardson Lake. Several flower-lined streams and small meadows provide diversions along the way." Read more

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One of my favorite hikes. Bring a compass and a good map of course. It's easy to lose the trails in the snow even in summer.

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Trail Information

Tahoe National Forest
Nearby City
Tahoe National Forest
US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 530-543-2600,
Local Contacts
Tahoe Rim Trail (Tom Harrison Maps)
Local Maps