The Tahoe Engineering Division maintains a public easement and recognizes public rights to pass along the world-renowned Rubicon Trail within Placer County. The trail is a challenging, rocky traverse across the beautiful Sierra Crest into the Lake Tahoe Basin from Wentworth Springs in El Dorado County. Travel is open to recreationalists year-round operating 4-wheel drive motor vehicles, off-road motorcycles, mountain bikers, equine riders, hikers and winter sport locomotion. A majority of the adjacent land to the trail is public, managed by the US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the Tahoe National Forest District. There are some private parcels interspersed, and users should stay within the public easement.