Rubicon Trail & Lighthouse Improvements
Partner: CA State Parks
Total Project Cost: $92,500
Tahoe Fund Goal: $50,000
The Rubicon Trail is one of the most iconic in the Tahoe Basin. Granite boulders reach down to the crystal blue waters below, while hikers can take in the panoramic vistas of Lake Tahoe from the West Shore. A section of the trail is currently challenging to navigate due to extreme steepness. This steepness also causes major trail erosion that ends up harming the trail and depositing sediment into the Lake.
State Parks has a plan to reroute this section of the trail to make it a more enjoyable trail to explore without the current erosion issues. With the support of private donors, we can help create a wonderful new section of trail for all to enjoy. The project also includes restoration of the original lighthouse structure.
UPDATE: The campaign goal to fund the path and lighthouse restoration has been met by our generous donors. Construction will begin in 2017.