This trail, open to green-sticker vehicles, can be added to the extreme Rubicon Trail, or driven on its own. There is a large staging area at the end of McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road. The trail takes you up to Buck Lake and then up to the Ellis Peak trail. The drive to Buck Lake is moderate, but the route above the lake challenges most riders. Campsites and BBQ pits available along the trail. Great views of Lake Tahoe above Buck Lake.