Rubicon Trail, Difficulty: Moderate. Mileage (one-way):4 1/2 mile.
Rubicon Trail is a 16.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, camping, and nature trips and is best used from April until September.
This hike extends between the Vikingsholm Estate and D.L. Bliss State Park to the north, and you can do the hike either direction. The footpath connects rocky points and sandy coves along an untamed shoreline that once intimidated mountain men. Today, the paths have been cleared and the steeper sections shored up. The most popular trailheads are at D.L. Bliss State Park and Emerald Bay State Park. It’s 4 1/2 miles between those points; also, you can take the new 2-mile extension past Vikingsholm.
9881 CA-89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150