Miles: We hiked 1.9 miles each way but you can go all the way up to Hell Hole Reservoir or downriver as well. Another option is to cross the river and go upriver on the other side. Hunter Trail is reported to be a 10 mile hike.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Driving Directions: Take Wentworth Springs Road 15 miles from Georgetown and turn west on Eleven Pines Road.The road turns north. In 5 miles we parked at the small camping area on the right at the Rubicon River Bridge. The trail parallels the river, starting at the backside of the informal camping area.
From the car we hiked through the little informal campground and caught the trail upriver. It meanders up and down and through the trees, and with glimpses of the river but we were up the canyon wall and nowhere near water we could touch. Just before we expected to cross a creek to continue toward Hell Hole Reservoir the trail disappeared. We were ready to head back anyway. If you live close enough, this hike has potential for being fun with good weather, bug spray, lots of water and sunscreen. Wikiloc has numerous trails loaded for your GPS in this area with many options for side trips or longer hikes.
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