Rubicon Springs Swimming Hole
- We would like to hear from you about your experience on the trail. Please send your comments, concerns or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org ENJOY THE TRAIL!!
For answers to the Rubicon Kids Safety Patrol Handbook & Guide, click here
For questions and process please contact Justin Williams 530 621-5554
The 2018 Rubicon Trail Annual Report has been posted. The annual report gives a summary of the 2018 Rubicon season, including a report of maintenance activities and volunteer projects. To view the report, please click here.
Remember the 4 S's - Sanitation, Spills, Sedimentation and Safety
Always carry a toilet...Wag Bag it!
Don't forget a
It is Spring and the conditions on the Trail are 10-12 feet of snow throughout. The sun is out and the snow conditions change with the weather, the snow softens when it is warm making travel very tough. There are holes big enough to swallow a vehicle which can be very difficult and dangerous. Be prepared for snow and cold weather with enough supplies to last over night and beyond and don't go if you have doubts in your vehicle and or your abilities. Be safe and DO NOT take any unnecessary risks!
For more information contact the County Parks Division at (530) 621-5360
2019 Winter Inspections
January 24, 2019 Inspection Report2019-0124.pdf
March 25, 2019 Inspection Report 2019-0325.pdf
From the USFS:
Due to a facility upgrade project, Northshore Campground will be closed during the 2019 camping season. A Forest Order will be issued to close the project area and dispersed camping areas adjacent to the original campground boundary. This campground is located near the Ellis Trailhead on the north shore of Loon Lake and is popular with the Rubicon 4x4 Trail users. Ice House Road will remain open during this time to provide access to the Rubicon Trail; however, expect minor traffic delays during weekdays. We ask for your patience while construction activities take place.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD. If you were planning a visit to the north end of Loon Lake, it is recommended to find an alternative location for your forest visit as a large portion of developed and dispersed camping
Over the next few years, many of the facilities located in the Crystal Basin Recreation Area will be reconstructed and some of the facilities will have new features added for our visitors’ enjoyment. Northshore campground will be expanded and upgraded, adding 40% more camp sites. Additionally, a water system and two additional restroom buildings will be installed. Although there will be a short-term inconvenience, this closure will allow for some exciting improvements to the Northshore Campground.
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
Please join us for upcoming Rubicon events! For more information, please see the event listings below. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Division 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