Rubicon Trail Closure: Oct 17th, 18th & 19th 2020

https://www.edcgov.us/Rubicon

Above is a link to the El Dorado County Rubicon Trail page announcing the temporary trail closure.

UPDATE: At this time, El Dorado County can only close the portion of the trail within El Dorado County. There has been no word if the Tahoe National Forest will close any portion of the trail within Placer County. The closure is for safety while using a helicopter to transport material to Cadillac Hill.

Maintenance will be taking place on Cadillac Hill, the rolling dips between Observation and the top of Cadillac Hill and the Tahoe side Mud Hole and the Forest Service Bypass around the Mud Hole.

Trees have already been dropped to further block the original trail at the Mud Hole.

You should be able to access side trail such as the Richardson Lake Trail to Sourdough Hill and the Buck Lake Trail to Ellis Peak and Ellis Lake. The loop from Blackwood Canyon (Barker Pass) down to the intersection of the Rubicon (Forest Road 03-04) will probably be open.

Please don’t drive further west than the intersection of the Rubicon and Forest Road 03-04 unless you are an active volunteer.

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Rubicon Ronin


Official Rubicon Bypass

So, I’m not seeing where I posted about the large mud hole on the Tahoe Side of the Rubicon, but there was one. It was so bad, 4 of the 5 in our group the day we encountered it got stuck. We were all in well built rigs on 35’s or more.

The users created an illegal bypass but it was blocked off by ‘those in charge’. Unfortunately, ‘those in charge’ did nothing to FIX the mud hole.

Guess what? ‘Those in charge’ just created a “temporary bypass” around the mud hole until it can be properly repaired.

There has been no word on when repairs to the mud hole might take place.

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Rubicon Ronin