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Rubicon Trail-OHV, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Sierra Nevada
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 22 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,355 feet
Elevation Gain 744 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 24.48
Interest Historic, Seasonal Waterfall, Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   Jun, Sep, May, Oct
Sun  7:17am - 5:06pm
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Nearby Area Water
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Crag Lake and Rubicon Lake
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Ellis Peak & Ellis Lake Trail
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Blackwood Canyon Trail
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Ellis Lake and Ellis Peak
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Barker Pass to Tahoe City TRT
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Barker Pass To Twin Peaks
Barker Pass To Twin Peaks
4.8 mi away
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The Lighthouse and Rubicon Point
5.2 mi away
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Ward Creek Blvd To Twin Peaks
5.9 mi away
5.3 mi
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Rubicon Trail-OHV is a 22 mile one way hike with 744 feet elevation gain. Located 79 miles east-northeast of Sacramento California. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. June and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: This was originally an alternate road for wagons trains headed for the 1849 gold rush in California. It fell into disuse in the 1920's. It is a non maintained county road skirting the desolation wilderness. It is used by hikers, mountain bikers, and is open to all motorized vehicles, but be warned only the best of the best will complete this adventure. It is often referred to as the crown jewel of all off road trails.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    From US 89 on the west shore of Lake Tahoe just south of Homewood turn west on McKinney Rubicon Road. At one third mile turn left on Bellevue. Another one quarter mile turn right on McKinney. Go straight on Springs Road. Another one quarter mile turn left on McKinney Rubicon Road and follow the signs for the Rubicon Trail.
    page created by AZLOT69 on Sep 15 2008 4:33 pm
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