Rubicon Trail
El Dorado County, California
Uploaded by Bivy Team


01 :39 hrs
15.4 mi
1136 ft

The Rubicon is one of the most well-known off-roading trails in all of California and is loved for its amazing scenery and extreme terrain near south Lake Tahoe. The trail is done as a point-to-point route starting from a staging area on the west side of Loon Lake and ending at a staging area on the east side, just a few miles from Lake Tahoe. The challenges along the Rubicon are numerous and include tight boulder fields, rock ledges, open granite tracts, high water crossings, and more. Some of the popular named obstacles include Old Big Sluice, Little Sluice, Big Sluice, and Cadillac Hill. The Rubicon should only be attempted by very experienced drivers and spotters driving modified lifted SUVs outfiitted with lockers and at least 33 inch tires. Completing the entire length of the trail in one day is difficult but camping is available in a few spots starting at Buck Island Lake. ATVs, UTVs, and motorcycles are allowed but will need to arrange the shuttling of vehicles between staging areas if wanting to cover the whole trail in one direction.

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