FOTR Work Party Dates
2016 Dates


Friends Of The Rubicon


Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR) is an informal coalition of groups and individuals dedicated to keeping the Rubicon Trail open and available to all recreationists.


FOTR Sign up

Please use the link to sign up for the El Dorado County Fair booth.


2016 Meeting Results

The 2016 FOTR Meeting was a huge success. The legion hall in Placerville was a great venue, with plent of seating for all. Updates were given by several, and followed by Pizza provided by Dave Thomas and Pizza Factory in Placerville.

- John Arenz updated the dates of many projects on the trail

- Ken Hower updated CalStar membership info and the RTF Property

- John Briggs updated the Tahoe Side

- Eric Agee called to vote for Placer Side representative and John Briggs was re-elected.

- Eric called to vote for Shannon Chard as Trail Boss. Shannon was elected new trail boss.

Click Here to read the full meeting minutes

2016 FOTR Annual Meeting
The Friends of the Rubicon annual meeting will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016. It will begin promptly at 10am and should conclude close to noon. There will be pizza from Pizza Factory of Placerville available for all attendees after the meeting provided by the Rubicon Trail Foundation.

The American Legion Hall will have waters, sodas and adult beverages available and it is requested that we try to help support them by not bringing our own.

The meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall Post 119 located at 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville, CA 95667.

Topics will include:
  • 2016 Trail work planning
  • Update on El Dorado County grant work
  • Update on the Adopt-A-Trail program
  • Set up work party dates for AAT requests
  • Update on RTF property
  • Set up work party dates for RTF access improvement
  • Trail Boss elections
  • Tahoe Lead elections

If you have any other topics you would like to be included for discussion, please e-mail them to

You can find the event on Facebook here:
RTF Announces Agreement with RTP

The Rubicon Trail Foundation (RTF) is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Rubicon Trail Partnership (RTP) with regards to accessing the RTF Property. We would like to thank RTP for working with us through this process. We would also like to thank the public; everyone has been very patient as we work toward access. We look forward to working with RTP and all landowners on the Rubicon, FOTR, and all the Adopt a Trail clubs maintaining access and the health of the Rubicon for everyone to enjoy. More work needs to be done to get the property opened up for everyone to use. Our first task will be working with RTP and El Dorado County to secure a boundary line adjustment (BLA). There will be plans forthcoming to work on the access route while the BLA is in progress.

RTF is planning to open the property for public access during the summer of 2016 if all goes well.

Again, the foundation would like to thank everyone for their patience in achieving this long term goal.

Rusty Folena
Property Chair

Click Here to read full press release

FOTR Meeting Minutes - May 16, 2015

Thank you to all that attended in person or in spirit to the 2015 FOTR Annual Meeting. There were many updates on the trail from various agencies, awards were provided to show appreciation to key volunteers and fun was had by all.

Please CLICK HERE to read all of the meeting minutes.

Please CLICK HERE to view photos on Facebook from the event.



Trail Boss: Shannon Chard
Lake Tahoe Lead - John Briggs

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Rubicon Trail Foundation - Email - 1-888-6RUBICON (678-2426) - PO Box 2188, Placerville, CA 95667