Rubicon Peak Climber's Log

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colingregory - Aug 6, 2021 9:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2021

Dayhike  Sucess!

Easy dayhike during some light storms and thunder around but no lightning seen. Once getting up to the peak, realized we needed to find the proper route and soon enough we were on top, cool rock and incredible views of Tahoe. From here we went offtrail to nearby Peak 9269 which had some particularly fun scrambling on and around it. Quick descent back to the car.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Aug 10, 2019 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2019

Got lost on way down  Sucess!

Was about a 4.5-hour outing. Made it to
top in about 2 hours. Went up a short Class 3 section to gain the summit ridge, and then traversed about 30 feet to reach high point. Great view, but cold and windy. Could not keep to the trail heading down and got pretty lost, costing me probably 45 minutes.


patricklynch88 - Sep 2, 2018 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2018

Highland Dr Trailhead  Sucess!

Rubicon Peak via Highland Dr Trailhead. Party of 5, but only two made it up the final class 3 scramble to the true summit. A little under 2 miles and about 1 hour 40 min to the summit. Weather was sunny with no cloud coverage but the trail is mostly shaded by trees. 2,100 ft elevation gain. Great view of the lake from the top!


sierramtngoat - Jun 6, 2018 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2018

From Highland Drive  Sucess!

Followed the road straight past the gate posts which eventually turned into a obvious trail that follows the ridge, climbers left, to the summit so the route description, "hike up Lonely Gulch for 1.6 miles where you meet Rubicon Peak's north west ridge." is either out of date or factually false. There was still 6 ft of snow above 8K'; expect postholing. Amazing view!

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - May 5, 2016 3:20 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2016

Steep Snowshoe  Sucess!

Steep and slow going in fresh powder. Love the views from the top of Rubicon and winter made it even more spectacular.

Route here:


Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 1:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015

Day hike   Sucess!

Short but steep trail. Very windy day with Todd.


labgloves - Apr 8, 2015 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2015

lovely spring day  Sucess!

Part of a 'Meeks Drainage Traverse'

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Mar 19, 2015 2:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2015

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Highland Trailhead. At first a walk in the woods, nice trail. Then patches of snow. Then continuous snow for 3/4 of the route to the top. Huffin' and a puffin', up the snow-covered ridge, happy to see the occasional faint ski tracks from earlier in the winter. Outstanding views in every direction from the top.

Strazmataz - Oct 19, 2014 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011

One of my Favorites  Sucess!

Great hike to get the blood pumping!

trexkerry - Jul 5, 2014 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

From Highland Dr  Sucess!

Really steep, but all on trail until final summit blocks. Went up the class 3 blocks and descended the class 2 ramp referenced by Fedak. Trip report is HERE.

bigbadgoo - Jun 4, 2014 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

Another fun Tahoe scramble  Sucess!

Climbed this past weekend, snow started past the snotel survey site.

Found a pair of trekking poles up high - contact me with specific details if you think they might be yours.

A Bit

A Bit - May 4, 2013 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Highland Drive  Sucess!

Great view of Tahoe from the top.


mrchad9 - Feb 10, 2013 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013

Nice View  Sucess!

Great winter hike with a swell view of Tahoe. Enjoyed the summit blocks, which had just enough snow on them to make it a little more interesting. Cold day... never got above freezing.


fedak - Sep 30, 2012 9:55 pm

Re: Short Class 3 to Summit with exposure

There is a mostly class 2 ramp around the back of the summit to the right


fedak - Sep 30, 2012 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Main Trail  Sucess!

4x for Rubicon. Traversed to Peak 9269 and Jakes- summiting the former but got stopped out by the Jakes summit block.

Pics and commentary here.

JonathanHeywood - Aug 22, 2012 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

Best Views  Sucess!

Some of the best views of Tahoe that I've ever seen. Easier hike than expected.


Kerstin - May 28, 2012 12:37 am

Fun little scramble at the top

Hiked this with Dan in July of 2006 and 2004.


scoob - Aug 19, 2011 4:51 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2008

blue view  Sucess!

friend and i hiked up after work. good views, dark as returning to vehicle. also in 97'...


Kara - Aug 18, 2011 11:57 pm

Fun Ski  Sucess!

Nice ski, open trees.


thexcat - May 31, 2011 2:32 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

Highland Drive  Sucess!

5hrs RT with MaiAnh. Snowy terrain entire way. Amazing lake views starting from the TH. Carried ax/snowshoes but didn't use them. Our attempts to avoid walking on ski tracks proved futile as a later group of snowshoers obliterated them.

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