Eldorado National Forest
We took to Polaris RZRs on the Rubicon Trail for a quick day trip. The red RZR has a +6″ long travel and the other is a standard RZR S. Our goal was to make it into Spider lake and back, but a Jeep in our group bent a tie rod coming through Gatekeeper, and that took a little time to sort out. We made it to the top of Walker Hill before deciding it was time to head back to the campground for some cocktails and tri-tip around the campfire.
Our base camp for this trip was Loon Lake campground. OHVs must be trailered to the trail head from here, but it is a nice setup if you have a motorhome or toy hauler.
The El Dorado County Sheriff and US Forest Service routinely patrols the Rubicon Trail during the summer, so make sure you are properly registered for California and have a spark arrestor. If you are from out of state, check out of state green sticker or whatever you would need to ride in California.
The Rubicon Trail is a very sensitive trail, and there is pressure from environmentalists to shut it down. Please stay on the designated trail, and obey the rules so the Rubicon can stay open for future generations.
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