Robbs Hut offers a peaceful, rustic getaway with phenomenal views of the Sierra Nevada. The cozy, yet minimalistic cabin is open year-round and can be accessed by car in warmer months. From November to mid-June, guests can expect to hike, snowshoe or ski up a 3-mile trail with a 1,000-foot elevation gain to reach the hut. This trail runs along Robbs Road from Ice House Road. Originally a sleeping quarters for rangers of the adjacent Forest Service lookout from 1934 to 1978, the hut makes an ideal recreation spot with mountain biking and off-road vehicle trails nearby. The lookout is open to the public for day use. Renters must contact the Pacific Ranger District at (530) 644-2349 to arrange for permit, access, check-in and current conditions at least 7 days prior to arrival. Bring water No pets allowed in building. Winter access is not guaranteed as weather is unpredictable. This is a “it in, pack it out” facility; please bring garbage bags. The nearest phone is 13 miles southwest at the Crystal Basin Info Station. Bears frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating. Please be advised during non-snow conditions , permit and gate/lock box combinations to Robbs Hut will not be issued on the check in day of your reservation before 1 p.m. local time at the Pacific Ranger District. Arrangements should be made with visitor services personnel if an after-hours pick up is needed. Please call the Pacific Ranger District at (530)644-2349 for more information.
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- Picnic Table