Loon Lake Horse Trail
The 23rd most popular equestrian trail in California.
Thursday 4 August 2016 04:09 GMT
West of South Tahoe, the Loon Lake South Shore Trail (aka Rubicon Hiking Trail) is a 6 mile horseback riding route. This is a very scenic and very remote lake. The trail is shared by hikers, bikers and horseback riders.
Also known as the Rubicon Hiking Trail, the Loon Lake Wilderness Trailhead is located at the Loon Lake Campground off of Ice House Road. This trail follows the south shore of the lake for the first four miles with panoramic views of Loon Lake and the surrounding mountains. The trail then climbs over a small saddle and drops into Rockbound Valley. Beautiful views of Buck Island Lake, Rockbound Reservoir, Rockbound Valley and the peaks of Desolation Wilderness are visible from the trail as it drops into the Rubicon River Drainage. The Desolation Wilderness boundary is about 6.2 miles from the trailhead and a wilderness permit is required beyond that point.
Overall, Loon Lake Horse Trail is the 23rd most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Loon Lake Horse Trail including Tahoe Rim Horse Trail, Sand Ridge Lake Trail, Emigrant Trail, Red Peak Trail, Fleming Meadow Trail, Dru Barner Equestrian Campground and Burlington Ridge Trail Complex.