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Thanks to El Dorado County, Todd Stanley (Deadliest Catch), Tim Green (Host), Jack Sweeney (former El Dorado Board of Supervisor) and many others for making this video to help visitors understand what makes the Rubicon so special and how to keep it that way!

Rubicon Trail Event Calendar

Please check the Rubicon Trail Events Calendar below to check for events on the trail. The Rubicon Trail is very busy throughout the season.  There are many events that occur that are held on virtually every weekend during the traditional wheeling season (May through September).  Some of these events are informal, some formal, and in some cases the events restrict access to the trail.  The 2 events that affect the trail the most are the Jeepers Jamboree on the last weekend in July, and the Jeep Jamboree on the first weekend in August.  These 2 events travel is restricted between 6 am and 10 PM.  The best advice if you really want to travel those weekends, join the event!  The Jeepers Jamboree is a wonderful supporter of the trail financially and your attendance does indirectly help through Jeepers Jamboree donations to the Rubicon Trail Foundation, and you have a great time as well.  If you are not attending the event however and you are coming from out of town, the best advice we can give is go during the week.   Generally, Monday through Wednesday is unrestricted and free of very much traffic.

Set up your own trip

While there are many events from clubs and organizations, sometimes the best way is to load your rig, grab some friends, and hit the trail.  No experience? Are you new to the Rubicon Trail?  A great way to find new friends with experience on the trail is the Facebook group, Rubicon Trail.

Join a Club!

There are many 4x4 club runs occurring on the trail at any given time during the summer season. Join a local club and enjoy the trail, they will be happy to help you get started.  Want to find a club?  Contact California 4Wheel Drive Association.

Organized Events

Jeepers Jamboree.  The name is iconic and synonymous with the Rubicon Trail.   Since 1952, the Jeepers Jamboree has been running a trip on the trail in July. Running the Rubicon Trail on the Jeepers Jamboree is amazing and extremely fun experience.  For more information visit

Guided Trips

Do you want a private guided trip through the Rubicon Trail?  There are several options out there.   Contact these operators directly for more information.

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