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Blackwood Canyon is the West Shore’s most prominent canyon, holding so many zones that one would need a month of exploration to ski it all.
Blackwood Canyon is the West Shore’s most prominent canyon, holding so many zones that one would need a month of exploration to ski it all. The perfect place to spend your winter day, Blackwood Canyon is the only state managed sno-park on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. Within the canyon, Barker Pass Road serves as a wonderful trail for snowmobiling and cross-country skiers, and the top of the pass offers scenic views of the canyon below. Blackwood Canyon is full of prominent downhill ski locations that are not easily accessible but offer excellent backcountry experience and can be reached by snowmobiles. Pack up your skis and prepare yourself for a day of adventure!
Located on the west side of Highway 89, three miles south of Tahoe City.
You’ll cruise through mellow and serene areas with picturesque mountain views and lively little rapids, punctuated here and there with perfect swimming holes and picnic spots.
In the park, family and group camp sites are available.
This short but challenging trail affords some spectacular views of the North Fork Canyon and when timing is right a spectacular wildflower display.