As of January 25, 2018, the Rubicon Trail is OPEN and conditions are:
Loon trailhead: Approximately a foot of new snow on top of a patchy 4 1/2" base. Track in as far as Little Sluice
Wentworth Springs trailhead: Same as Loon, with some downed trees
Buck Island to Rubicon Springs: 4 to 8 inches new snow over a patchy base
Cadillac: 4 to 8 inches new snow on a patchy 4 inch base
Tahoe trailhead: No recent information. Predict a foot or more of new snow on a 1 foot base in the Miller area.
Termperatures in the low 40's during the day, low 30's at night.
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 -
Temperatures can be VERY cold, in the single digits, so go prepared!
Conditions can change rapidly. Always check the forecast and plan your trip around the weather!
Always carry a toilet....Wag Bag it!
Don't forget a Spill Kit!
Fire restrictions are NOT in place, which means campfires are allowed but with a permit from the U.S. Forest Service to have a fire or propane fired device (stove, fire pit, etc.)
For more information contact the County Parks Division at (530) 621-5360
REMEMBER YOUR WAG BAG AND SPILL KIT!!