Wentworth Springs

Fresh Pond, California (El Dorado County)

Last Updated: 08/31/2021
5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.44 miles
Highest Elevation: 6530 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Fresh Pond
Nearest Town w/ Services: Fresh Pond
Official Road Name: Wentworth Springs Road / Rubicon Trail
Management Agency: Eldorado National Forest
District: Pacific Ranger District


Highlight: Wentworth Springs
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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1. Rubicon Trail Mile Marker 0.0 (0 mi)
Rubicon Trail Mile Marker 0.0 markers the original start of the Rubicon Trail at Wentworth Springs. Head east to start on the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fresh Pond, California

Head east on US-50 for 5.3 miles to Ice House Road. Turn left/north on Ice House Road and follow Ice House Road for about 25 miles until it becomes Wentworth Springs Road. Continue straight on Wentworth Springs Road for 5.2 miles. Where the road "T"s, turn right to continue on Wentworth Springs for another 3.8 miles to reach the Trailhead.



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G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California

G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.
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