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Rubicon Trail Closure

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Thu, Apr 16, 2009 @ 02:06 PM

Posted on behalf of the National Off-Road Association.


On Thursday, April 23rd the California Water Quality Control Board is having a public hearing in Rancho Cordova to finalize their decision on closing the Rubicon Trail.

We are asking all NORA supporters within driving distance of Sacramento to attend this important public hearing.  Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts need to show the Water Board the overwhelming public support to keep the Rubicon Trail open year-round.  NORA's goal is to have over (500) OHV enthusiasts present at this public hearing. 

This is serious.  On April 1st of this year, the United States Forest Service issued a 2-year temporary closure of the very popular Tellico OHV Area in North Carolina.  Help Rubicon from turning into a Tellico type situation, by showing your support on April 23rd.

Assemblyman Ted Gaines and a representative from Congressman Tom McClintock's office will be in attendance, as well as Off-Road Hall of Famer, Mark A. Smith.  Local Sacramento news media will also be covering this historic event.

Please call or email Erin Lara, Member Services Director at NORA to let her know if you are able to attend as we are trying to obtain a head count.  She can be reached at (530) 333-1487, ext. 1 or

Meeting Place and Time

Location - 11020 Sun Center Drive # 200; Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Date & Time - Thursday, April 23rd @ 12:30 PM


We drove the infamous Rubicon Trail for the first time last summer. Sincerely hope it is not the last time.


Tags: rubicon trail, trail closings