Rubicon Springs Swimming Hole
For answers to the Rubicon Kids Safety Patrol Handbook & Guide, click here
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
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 (
friendsoftherubicon.org), Rubicon Trail Foundation (
rubicontrailfoundation.org) or on Facebook for the latest information.
Please address Rubicon Trail inquiries to:
Vickie Sanders (530) 621-7538 Email: email@example.com
Justin Williams (530) 621-5554Email: Justin.Williams@edcgov.us
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
El Dorado County Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department applies for grant funding for the Rubicon Trail