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Friday, April 20, 2012

Rubicon Trail

Here is another cool thing to do, place to visit, etc.  The Rubicon Trail is located in the High Sierra near Lake Tahoe.  An extreme 4X4 rock crawling trail, the original Rubicon Trail route starts in Geogetown, heads over the Sierra and end in the Homewood area of Lake Tahoe.

From the website: "Also known as the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road, The Rubicon Trail is located in the California High Sierra due west of Lake Tahoe & appx 80 miles east of Sacramento. Rated 10 as being "most difficult" on a scale of 1-10 & known as the "Granddaddy of all off highway trails" it is appx. 12 miles of incredibly scenic albeit ROCKY un-maintained El Dorado and Placer county road.
The ceremonial "Trailhead" is at Georgetown, which is a tiny hamlet nestled on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California's Gold Country . West of Tahoe, East of Sacramento, North of Yosemite National Park and south of I-80 and Donner Pass.
Ask ANYONE in Georgetown and they'll tell you how to get to the "actual" trailhead which is several miles east of town adjacent to Loon Lake.
Georgetown is synonymous with the Rubicon Trail. The town is built around servicing and supplying Rubicon adventurers and their rigs."

Please check the conditions and be careful out there!

1 comment:

Marc Zee said...

Wow, what a cool option. I've been looking into traveling to Lake Tahoe; looks like the Rubicon Trail would be a great place to spend a day while in the area. It would be great just to see some extreme 4x4 rock crawling happen, sounds exciting. My name is Marc, and aside from my love of extreme vehicles, I also work for Bescover — where we love all things B&B! It’s truly a privilege being a part of your online community.