The Rubicon Trail

5/5 (42 reviews)
No longer the stagecoach road that connected Georgetown, California, and Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in the 1800s, the Rubicon Trail is a legitimate badge of honor known as one of the most iconic offroad trails in the world! So much so that Jeep has even named its famed Wrangler model after it. Decades have...Read More
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Highlights of The Rubicon Trail

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Iconic Category IconIconic
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Scenic Category IconScenic
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Water Category IconWater
Highest Elevation
7150 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
16E75
Nearest Town
Riverton
Nearest Services
Pollock Pines
Management Agency
Eldorado National Forest and Tahoe National Forest
District
Georgetown Ranger District and Pacific Ranger District

Overview

No longer the stagecoach road that connected Georgetown, California, and Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in the 1800s, the Rubicon Trail is a legitimate badge of honor known as one of the most iconic offroad trails in the world! So much so that Jeep has even named its famed Wrangler model after it. Decades have passed without the stagecoach in operation, and what was left of that route has become one gnarly and famous Jeep trail. The trail became famous in 1953 when 55 Jeeps and 155 participants ran what is now known as "Jeepers Jamboree 1". Since then, hundreds of thousands have earned the right to say they have conquered this famous Sierra Nevada offroad trail.

Adding to its popularity, the scenery knocks your socks off with a mesmerizing display of natural beauty. Towering pine trees, crystal-clear streams, and entire hillsides of white granite give the trail even more reasons for its world-renowned status. A word to the wise: you need to read the complete Trails Offroad Trail Guide to plan the logistics for this multi-day trip.

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50 Waypoints
152 Trail Photos
6 Trail Concerns
42 Community Reviews
1 Video
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