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Blackwood Canyon Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
#47 of 103 trails in

Blackwood Canyon Trail is a 20.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Homewood, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

20.7 miles 3261 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly


off road driving





Fun SUV trip to beautiful high views of Lake Tahoe. Explores a beautiful, high area west of Lake Tahoe and is near the east end of the famous Rubicon Trail. Many lakes and viewpoints. Trail may not open until early July due to deer migration. Moderate difficulty. Narrow, steep and rough in a few places but suitable for stock, high clearance SUVs. Some tight brush. Be careful when wet.

off road driving
5 months ago

Entered at the northern part. Made it about 1/4 of the trail and need more than a stock rubicon. Lift or winch or both at one point that you start to climb a rock face. Pretty fun. Will try the south entrance next time. Looks like less major elevation changes. More gradual. If you have a daily driver like mine. This trail is fine. Just have to be careful

road biking
5 months ago

11 months ago

1 year ago

Not much to this trail. You do go through some nice meadows and a couple aspen groves. Not much elevation difference along the trail. I would definitely rate this an easy hike. The trail was well defined and not difficult to navigate. Enjoy.

2 years ago

This is a great easy dog friendly loop trail. Nice dirt trail (easy on dogs feet). Nice picnic stops by water. In fall, the leaves are beautiful!