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General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567


​Rubicon Trail

​Arnold's Rock

​Granite Bowl

Little Sluice

​Rubicon Springs

​Rubicon Springs Swimming Hole

​Walker Hill

​Loon Lake

The Rubicon Trail is Open. 


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 - We would like to hear from you about your experience on the trail.  Please send your comments, concerns or questions to     ENJOY THE TRAIL!!


 For answers to the Rubicon Kids Safety Patrol Handbook & Guide, click here


We sincerely hope you are enjoying the 2017-18 Rubicon Trail Calendar, but please note the following misprints:

  • Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13, 2018 not May 6, 2018
  • Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, 2018 not May 24, 2018
  • Disregard the posting of Wheelers for the Wounded on July 11, 2018.  The event is Sept 8-10, 2018
  • Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 29, 2018 not November 22, 2018

Trail Projects

  • 2018 Project List - Thanks to our great volunteers, all projects have been claimed for 2018!!!

For questions and process please contact Justin Williams  530 621-5554

Winter Advice:

There are very few people on the trail during the off season (October through the melt), so, always be prepared to extricate yourself! The following is recommended to move in the snow - well set up and maintained rigs, lockers, 37” plus tires, a good winch, charging system, dual batteries, 100’ of extra cable, straps, and hardware. Always carry food, shelter, and warm clothes. Ham radio or satellite phone are the ONLY ways to communicate out of the Rubicon.

Temperatures can be VERY cold, in the single digits, so go prepared!

Always carry a toilet...Wag Bag it!

Don't forget a Spill Kit!

Fire restrictions are NOT in place, which means campfires are allowed with a permit, but you still must have a permit from the Forest to have a fire or propane fired device (stove, fire, etc.).

For more information contact the County Parks Division at (530) 621-5360

Here are some additional winter use tips and recommendations for the trail. Visit FOTR (, Rubicon Trail Foundation ( or on Facebook for the latest information.

Contact Us

The Rubicon Trail is managed by the

County of El Dorado,  Parks and Trails Division

Please address Rubicon Trail inquiries to: 

Vickie Sanders (530) 621-7538

Justin Williams (530) 621-5554


The Rubicon Oversight Committee is an  ad-hoc committee that meets on an "as needed" basis.  For more information, contact  the Parks Division office at (530) 621-5360