Rubicon Trail                                                        
  1. DIFFICULTY:   Easy
  2. ESTIMATE DISTANCE TO CLIMB (feet):   400 (Trail Cross Section)
  3. DISTANCE FROM I80/395 INTERCHANGE (miles):   66.1
    1. TRAIL HEAD (parking lot):  N38.998494, W120.0988629
    2. END TRAIL:  N38.961100, W120.094333
  5. ROUTE TO TRAIL BEGINNING (first number is distance in miles):
    0.0 west on I 80 from I 80/US 395 interchange
    33.8 exit # towards Lake Tahoe/south CA89
    47.7 Right W Lake Blvd
    64.1 Left D.L.Bliss Park
    66.1 Rubicon Trail Head
  6. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP QUADRANGLE:   Reno and Verdi. Trail map
  7. TRAIL SYNOPSIS:   Well marked trail along the edge of Western Lake Tahoe providing beautiful views of the shoreline and very clear lake water. The trail in places is cut into the rock. A side loop of the trail goes to the old light house.
  8. TRAIL DESCRIPTION (first number is distance in miles):    
    0.0 start at the trail head.
    3.1 trail ends at Emerald Bay.
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Trail Map     Trail Cross Section