GPSed

This page is all about “Points of Interest” along the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road. These points have been (or will be) GPSed. As I move forward, there will be a link for some of them with a full description and photographs. As the traditional direction of travel is from west to east, the list starts at the El Dorado County and Placer County border at the north end of the private property known as Rubicon Springs.

Point of Interest

Property Line
Miller Creek
Mile Marker – 8.0
Long Lake Trail
The Driveway
Granite Outcropping
The Roots & Rocks
The Hairpin Turn
The Cadillac
V-Rock
The Notch
Morris Rock (The Steps)
Upper Hairpin
Mile Marker – 8.5
Observation Point (FS route 16E78)
Bear Camp (FS route 16E77)
Mile Marker – 9.0
Helicopter Flat
Hummer Bend
Barker Meadow OHV Trail
Mile Marker – 9.5 (no sign)
The Mud Hole (now filled)
Potato Patch
Mile Marker – 10.0
Mile Marker – 10.5
Pacific Crest Trail
Mile Marker – 11.0
Mile Marker – 11.5
Forest Road 03-04
Ellis Peak Trail
The Pond
The Range Fence
Richardson Lake Trail
Campsite – west end of Miller
Boat Ramp
Campsite(s) – at Miller turnout
Campsite – “Snag” at old water hole
Campsite – elevated from trail
TNF/LTBMU borderline
Buck Lake Trail
Staging Area
Noonchester Mine Road
Entrance from residential area
McKinney-Rubicon @ Highway 89
PDQ Tahoma Market
(best sandwiches in the Basin)

GPS Location

-no data yet-
39 1.672       120 15.137
39 1.697       120 15.141
39 1.703       120 15.152
39 1.767       120 15.149
39 1.793       120 15.126
39 1,826       120 15.130
39 1.845       120 15.158
39 1.845       120 15.101
39 1.844       120 15.076
39 1.844       120 15.059
39 1.823       120 15.006
39 1.817       120 14.910
39 1.932       120 15.041
39 2.101       120 15.287
39 2.137       120 15.248
39 2.322       120 15.275
39 2.360       120 15.173
39 2.375       120 15.090
39 2.362       120 15.017
39 2.320       120 14.974
39 1.985       120 14.340
39 2.010       120 14.247
39 1.946       120 14.523
39 1.999       120 14.133
39 1.998       120 13.984
39 2.071       120 13.658
39 2.227       120 13.242
39 2.232       120 13.339
39 2.153       120 12.896
39 2.156       120 12.874
39 2.111       120 12.773
39 2.039       120 12.287
39 2.120       120 12.1.80
39 2.192       120 12.085
39 2.190       120 12.078
39 2.232       120 11.892
39 2.227       120 11.838
39 2.279       120 11.719
39 2.736       120 10.366
39 2.772       120 10.051
39 3.219       120 9.291
39 3.723       120 8.815
39 4.217       120 8.416
39 4.114      120 7.872
1/4 mile south on 89

 

These GPS points were not professionally obtained and should not be used for navigation purposes. They are a guide to the approximate area of the ‘Point of Interest’ named.

 

The ‘Mile Marker’ GPS numbers were provided to me and not confirmed on the trail. Their data ended at Forest Road 03-04, approximately nine miles from the staging area.

 

Camping areas

Other than the campsite that are available for adoption, there are a few formal campgrounds in the area. Two of those are in Blackwood Canyon.

The first listed is the Blackwood designated campground. There are six sites. They are first come first serve. I believe there is no charge. There is a day use only group area along with camps a short walk in to the trees as well as some right beside the parking area.

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The Kaspian Campground is right on Highway 89. Half the sites are above the paved parking area. It’s a bit of a hike to get all your gear up there.

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The sites to the side of the parking area offer a better view of the lake but also have more road noise.

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There is a fee for camping here and spots can be reserved.

 

 

 

 



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