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Rubicon, East Side

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Location Lake Tahoe, CA
Rating Difficult,
Length 10.6mi
Time 8hrs

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Second part of America’s best hard-core trail.

The east side of the Rubicon provides nonstop challenges and extreme fun. Water can play a bigger role where trail meanders along the volatile Rubicon River. You’ll pass through Rubicon Springs Campground at no charge unless you stop to camp or use facilities. Just when you think everything is over, you’re confronted by daunting Cadillac Hill and many more miles of rough road.


Trail Ratings Defined

Named obstacles include Big Sluice and Cadillac Hill. These boulder obstacle courses are extremely difficult and have no bypasses. Wider vehicles beware. High water can make conditions impassable along the Rubicon River during all but the driest times. Best when trail is dusty.




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Submitted by Larry
June 5 thru June 7, 2020. Rubicon Trail is open and in good condition. Camping at Rubicon Springs and Buck Island is open.

Submitted by Larry
The trail is in good condition with several water crossings, the deepest of which was about 2 feet deep. Camped at Rubicon Springs. A few spots of patchy snow near Lake Tahoe which is easily passable and is melting fast.


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