Powder Project Logo

An ascent of Rubicon.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.8

Miles

3.0

KM

Ascent

9,068' 2,764 m

High

6,915' 2,108 m

Low

2,153' 656 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

22%

Avg Slope (13°)

60%

Max Slope (31°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Parking is a touchy subject and you may be subject to parking tickets or towing in the name of snow removal. You can park on Hwy 89, which adds 600' of climbing, but might prevent a ticket.

Description

Climb to Rubicon Peak's rocky summit and enjoy being on the northernmost point on the West Shore Ridgeline. This peak doesn't offer the same steep terrain that the surrounding peaks do, but the terrain provides plenty of fun. The skin up to the summit largely follows the summer trail, and the gladed slopes make for beautiful climbing.

Once you've enjoyed the views from the summit, head to the north and east for a scenic and consistent ski back to the lake.

Contacts

Shared By:

Scott Heinz

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 6 votes

#3

in Lake Tahoe

#145

Overall
  4.2 from 6 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Ascent Rankings

#3

in Lake Tahoe

#8

in California

#145

Overall
59 Views Last Month
3,412 Since Jan 17, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate

17%
17%
67%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Heading up to Rubicon Peak
Sep 19, 2020 near Tahoma, CA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started.