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This location has been evacuated due to the wildfire: CaldorFire 2021. Originally a Native American trail connecting the Sacramento Valley and Lake Tahoe, the Rubicon Trail was re-discovered by European immigrants in the 1840s. By the 1890s, the trail had become a road and was used to reach the Rubicon Mineral Springs Resort & Hotel. The first car into Rubicon Springs arrived in 1908, driven by a woman from Lake Tahoe. This historic drive received quite a bit of publicity from the San Francisco newspapers. More on the Rubicon 4x4 Trail

tahoma, California

elevation: 6000'
population: 1,500
zip code: 96142


alpine lakeside w/ 9000' peaks next door

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El Dorado County
Westshore of Lake Tahoe
on Hwy.89





  • backpacking
  • boating
  • biking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • horse pack trips
  • horsebacktrails
  • off-roading
  • snow skiing (Homewood)
  • snowboarding (Homewood)
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes

    parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Sugarpine Point State Park
  • Desolation Wilderness
  • McKinney Rubicon Road
  • Ward Creek State Park
  • Loon Lake
  • Rubicon 4x4 Trail
  • description:
    Located at the doorstep to the Desolation Wilderness & the infamous Rubicon 4x4 Trail, Tahoma California sits on the western shoreline of Lake Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point. Towering granite peaks behind it & forests as far as your eyes can see, the scenic Sierra backdrop is something out of a fairytale.

    nearby towns
    nearby towns:
    Tahoe City
    Tahoe Vista
    South Lake Tahoe
    local links
    local links:

    Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
    4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    Tahoe Rim Trail
    CalTrans Winter Driving
    Rubicon 4x4 Trail
    Lake Genevieve
    Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
    Chambers Landing Bar & Grill

    Lake Tahoe-Angora Lakes-IMG_20171017_110454_HDR

    Rubicon Trail

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