Wentworth Springs

4.2/5 (9 reviews)
Fresh Pond, California (El Dorado County)
Last Updated: 09/27/2022
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Highlights

At the far west end of the Rubicon Trail in the Eldorado National Forest, Wentworth Springs is the original start of the Rubicon Trail. Now typically bypassed by most entering the Rubicon at Loon Lake, this section of the trail is well worth the time to run it. A couple of notable obstacles, a killer campground at the beginning and some views of the Granite Bowl that you don't get anywhere else make Wentworth Springs a must for any wheeler ready for the Rubicon Trail.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (9 reviews)
G. Martin
Official Crew
60700
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/27/2022

Open 🎉
Trail Review: Wentworth Springs - G. Martin
G. Martin
Official Crew
60700
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 09/11/2022

Temporary closure due to a the Mosquito Fire.
Trail Review: Wentworth Springs - G. Martin
Trail Review: Wentworth Springs - G. Martin
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/18/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Allthough the campground is closed due to Eldorado National Forest closure this fall (2021) the old part of the rubicon trail is open! This is my favorite access to the rubicon! Its the real trail from back in the day. You can tell its rough and has less traffic than the new gate keeper part! Fact is, this is the real gate keeper! If you can't make it up the steps in the mid section, turn around! Front locker is a must or you will be using your winch!
G. Martin
Official Crew
60700
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 08/31/2021

The Forest Service has temporary closed all of the National Forests in California. This closure will is from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
G. Martin
Official Crew
60700
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 08/17/2021

Temporary closure of Eldorado National Forest due to the Caldor Fire.
Trail Review: Wentworth Springs - G. Martin
Trail Review: Wentworth Springs - G. Martin

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