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“Rubicon trail, Georgetown to Tahoma, Ca”
Review of Rubicon Trail

Rubicon Trail
Loomis, California, United States
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95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Rubicon trail, Georgetown to Tahoma, Ca”
Reviewed 27 June 2012

This is the pinnacle of offroad trips. It is for highly modified/purpose-built vehicles, and unless you are a mechanic, don't go alone. We go with a group of 12-20 'rigs', and take three days to make the 17 mile trek. Camping at Ellis is a good first night, you have cleared the 'rookie filter' and it is a nice campsite, with a potty and running water. Second day, up over Walker Rock-and off past the Little Sluice to Buck. Camp at Buck, there are potty's there, next day off to Rubicon Springs via the always popular Big sluice. At the springs there is running water, potty and the opportunity to swim and bask if the weather is good-which it was. Next day, up Cadillac Hill, and if you still have all the parts on your rig-stop at Inspiration Point, take a pic or two, and then off to Tahoma..
Absolutely beautiful trip, spectacular views and scenery. If you travel in a smaller group, you can get to camp early enough to take advantage of some great hikes.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Michael H
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Sacramento, California
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The Rubicon is awesome! The trail is challenging! Try and go with Jeepers Jamboree your first time! They make it worth it!

Visited November 2011
1 Thank dannirose3
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Grass Valley, California
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Isolated Backcountry”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Well maintained, varied elevation, needs more maintenance staff.

Thank Llamahi
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