The Rubicon is our all-time favorite. It’s a mix of gorgeous scenery and very challenging terrain. Our group camped overnight at the halfway point below Buck Island Dam. Trail is under constant scrutiny by environmental groups; stay on designated route at all times. ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes are allowed. U.S.F.S. fire permit and portable toilet required. Official map and accurate trail information available free at www.rubicontrailfoundation.org.
Just the first half
Avoid Jeep Jamborees if possible. Snowstorms have closed the trail even in July
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.
Submitted by Rafael Romero
The weather is amazing right now! Went this past weekend. Temperatures were 40-60 degrees!