Lawyer Bar Trail

25.2 miles from Georgetown. Moderate/steep 3 miles R.T.               MAP

FS 13E16 Devil Peak Quad sec 34 goes to Rubicon River from 11 Pines Rd.

This trail pre-dates the construction of 11 Pines Road in 1964 and used to go down to the Rubicon River from Wentworth Springs Road. The upper section was erased by the construction of FS road 13N91 down to 11 Pines Road. The trail continues down to the river with about 1 mile of fairly steep descent. Trail is approximately 2 miles down 11 Pines Road (FS 14NO8). Great swimming hole just downstream from the where the trail meets the river.

Lawyer Bar Trail originally came down from the Wentworth Springs Rd. before 11 Pines Rd. was built in 1964. A logging road was later constructed on the trail between the ridge trailhead down to 11 Pines Rd. creating it’s present trailhead there. This trail is short and moderately steep but takes you to a fabulous swimming hole in the Rubicon River. I know people who routinely bypass the good swimming at Stumpy for the better swimming here.

Directions: Take Wentworth Springs Rd. 23.1 miles to turn L on the signed turnoff to Hell Hole/French Meadows. Drive 2+ miles and look for a large rock on the left side of the road (marked with yellow paint) just past a logging road coming down on the right side (13N91). The trailhead is sometimes marked with a plastic sign but usually the sign escapes elsewhere.

The Trail winds moderately down to the river through shady Ponderosa Pines and Kellogg’s Black Oak. The final section gets steeper and care is needed to make the river shore. If you enjoy swimming this is the place! Please don’t harass the resident rattle-snake, he keeps the local rodent population under control.

Click HERE to view the Take A Hike! version of this hike.

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