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51st POKER RUN, was on June 16-17, 2023

This event is over, this page left up as a view of what to expect on our 2024 Poker Run. Check back here mid-March 2024 for our 52nd Run update.

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We will be celebrating 51 years of Poker Run on Father’s Day Weekend 2023
Our Hi-Landers Poker Run is an outstanding Four Wheel Drive Event with something for the whole family.  This run uses parts of the famous Rubicon Trail.  Entering at the Loon Lake Spillway, working its way through the Bowl up the Slabs down the Waterfalls and heads out through Wentworth Springs Camp Ground.  There are spectacular High Sierra views along the way.  If you have never been on the Rubicon Trail this is a good chance to try it out and don’t forget to bring your camera .




We run a safe and organized run with spotters to help you at all the difficult locations.  The participants traverse the trail in groups; each group has a group leader.  We have club members roving the trail and there is an event drag to make sure no one gets left behind so we all get back to camp safely.


Reg Booth

What to expect:
Our base camp returned to our favorite South Fork Campground this run is considered a private event. Event cheek-in starts on Friday June 16th, 2023 at Noon and runs till 10pm part of the check-in process is a vehicle Safety Check.


StagingSaturday the rigs line up at the staging area located at the Loon Lake Spillway, departing in groups, each about one hour apart. Group one stages at 6:30am and depart at 7:00 am. You get to pre select your desired group of departure.  The last group will stage at 8:30 am and leave at 9:00 am. No vehicles will be allowed on the trail after 9:00 AM.
Morning snacks and coffee are served at staging.  Bring your own lunch and drinks. (Please refrain from Adult Beverages until you are safely tucked into camp for the evening.)


Check Point

Participants will collect playing cards in sealed envelopes at checkpoints along the way.  Once back our South Fork Base Camp the cards will be opened by the folks running the Registration Booth but you won’t know who has the winning hands until our ceremony after dinner.




We start serving a Barbeque Dinner around 4PM.
This year the dinner has a choice of Beef or Chicken..




Kids Prize

Around 6:30 PM we start the evening actives with the kids Prize Drawing where no child goes home empty handed.
Other evening actives are awards presentation for Best Poker Hands, Best Check Point and Participation awards.  There is an adult prize drawing chucked full of off road accessories and camping gear.



Finally a dance and entertainment through the late evening hours.







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