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Eldorado National Forest

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Recommended Routes in Eldorado National Forest - 6

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Favorite At the summit
Intermediate

Fleming Meadow Loop

6.5 mi 10.5 km 949' Up 289.39 m Up 979' Down 298.41 m Down

Pollock…, CA
Favorite View from the Southwest side of the lake.
Intermediate

Jenkinson Lake aka Sly Park

8.2 mi 13.2 km 680' Up 207.14 m Up 657' Down 200.22 m Down

Pollock…, CA
Favorite Fun trail with great views.
Difficult

Thunder Mountain Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km 2,073' Up 631.95 m Up 2,071' Down 631.09 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Don't try this at home!
Difficult

Pony Express Trail (XP) and Lovers Leap Trail

23.2 mi 37.4 km 1,731' Up 527.75 m Up 4,996' Down 1522.66 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Icehouse Viewpoint
Intermediate

Icehouse Mountain Bike Trail

5.7 mi 9.1 km 444' Up 135.21 m Up 443' Down 135.09 m Down

Pollock…, CA
Favorite One of many sweet rock gardens on Sayles Canyon
Difficult

Sayles Loop

11.3 mi 18.2 km 1,841' Up 561.01 m Up 1,855' Down 565.43 m Down

South L…, CA

Eldorado National Forest Biking

  • 113 Miles 181 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 16 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Eldorado National Forest - 21

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1.1 mi 1.7 km #1Bumpy Meadows Downhill
Difficult
Pollock Pines, CA
Difficult
Pollock Pines, CA 12 
8.1 mi 13.1 km #2Thunder Mountain Loop Trail #17E22
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #3Silver Lake - Horse Canyon Trail #17E21
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #4Lover's Leap Trail
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #5Bryan Meadow Trail (17E13)
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Lower Sayles Canyon Trail (17E14)
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.8 mi 1.4 km #7Vista
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #8Robey Wolfe
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Whiskey
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Little Round Top (17E16)
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Photos of Eldorado National Forest - 72

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Don't try this at home!
Jul 18, 2015 near South L…, CA
Big rocks off Pony XP in Huckleberry Canyon
Jul 18, 2015 near South L…, CA
Fun trail with great views.
Oct 12, 2020 near South L…, CA
One of many sweet rock gardens on Sayles Canyon
Sep 18, 2017 near South L…, CA
Trail 8 by Sly Park
Aug 11, 2017 near Pollock…, CA
Finish with a soak in the river... with your favorite beverage wrapped in an IMBA coozie :-)
Jul 18, 2015 near South L…, CA
Icehouse Viewpoint
Mar 30, 2015 near Pollock…, CA
There are some beautiful meadows on the way
Nov 24, 2016 near South L…, CA