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Hiking & Walking: California > Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Quick Facts

Rubicon Trail

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: Varies
High Point: 6,580 Feet (2051.1 Meters)
Length, One-way: 3.1 Miles (5.17 Kilometers) to Emerald Point
Length, One-way: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers) to Vikingsholm Castle
Low Point: 6,320 Feet (1970.1 Meters)

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

This trail is located along the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. Dipping up and down along the shoreline of the lake, this trail offers some of the most scenic views of Lake Tahoe. Bring a swimsuit, towel and picnic lunch to enjoy a sunny day at one of the many quiet coves along the way. Pets are not allowed.

Directions from South Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 89 north 10 miles to D.L. Bliss State Park. There is a fee for day use parking.

Seasonal Information:
Recommended Season: Spring through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Rubicon Trail
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Lake Tahoe
ICON Picnicking Available Along Trail
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Quiet Coves Along Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery This trail offers some of the nicest views of Lake Tahoe.
ICON Viewing Wildlife Lake Tahoe Basin

More Information

Visitor Information:

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 870 Emerald Bay Road, Suite 1 , South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150, Phone: 530-573-2674


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