The Rubicon Trail will be closed to through traffic at the Tahoma staging area for paving Monday June 21st through Friday June 25th! Access will be allowed from the west as far as the Buck Lake Trail.
The Tahoma staging area will be getting a long overdue asphalt paving as will the last section of access road. Repairs will also be done to the access road. At this time, no lines will be painted to control parking. It will be up to the users to determine how best to use the area. Painting might happen in the future.
The five days of closure is for the safety of the crews working and to speed up the process, as they won’t have to deal with vehicle traffic.
The paving is being done to reduce erosion and dust within the Lake Tahoe Basin.
There will be reroutes available through Blackwood Canyon. Although longer, it will give users to see other routes in the area. Coming out, the easy reroute is Forest Road 03-04 over to Barker Pass and then Forest Road 03 down to the lake. The more adventurous reroute would be the Hobbit Trail (16E76) to the Red Cabin Trail (16E79) and then take the Middle Fork Trail (15N38) down to the lake.
Signs will be placed to direct traffic.