Jenkinson Lake aka Sly Park

 21 votes

8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

680' 207 m

Ascent

-657' -200 m

Descent

3,531' 1,076 m

High

3,449' 1,051 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Minor Issues

12 days agoUpdate

A great beginner trail with great views. It stays cool during hot summer months

Shayne Holderby

Overview

Multi-use trail for hikers, runners and horses. Be respectful!
This trail is mapped as a counter-clockwise loop around lake, with views of the lake and forest throughout. Its a very scenic beginner trail, with no technical sections and mostly rolling singletrack. There's very little elevation change but you are at altitude to begin with.
Family Friendly: The lake has a large campground you will encounter several hikers on weekends.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

The parking area is along the 2nd Dam or where shown on the map. At exactly the halfway point of the trail at a T intersection, make a right, ride for 200 yards and you'll come up to a nice waterfall and a nice place to cool down.

Description

Head along Morman Emmigrant Trail for about 1/4 mile to turn off to the parking area on your left. The singletrack starts here (so does horse trail, stay off). From here, it's rolling singetrack all the way around.

On the north side of the lake, the trail intersects with several campgrounds, stay close to lake and you'll easily follow trail around campsites and back to singletrack. Watch out along the roads for easily seen painted markings indicating "Trail" to keep you on track.

At the northwest portion of lake, you'll pass a boat launch area. The singletrack picks up right at end of launch area and continues around along the lake edge back to the parking area.

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Jul 15, 2017
Joey Browning
Great ride, water felt good for a swim and the falls are worth the extra little bit...
Jul 15, 2017
Don B
Jul 11, 2017
Kevin Prentiss
Easy but technical it a lot of areas. Great ride with a water fall.
Jul 3, 2017
Tamara Didenko
Great trail but not as easy as expected. South part is very prone to erosion so there's a chance to end up in the lake. Not so much hard as just in... 8.3mi
Jul 1, 2017
Maggie Pirro
Jun 13, 2017
Abby Zach
8.2mi
May 18, 2017
Steve Giberson
May 14, 2017
George Adams
8.2mi

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  3.7 from 21 votes

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  3.7 from 21 votes
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#69

in California

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Conditions


Minor Issues 12 days ago
Fallen Trees - Large roots and rocks
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Sam and I competed a 7 mile hike at Jenkinson Lake great hike. Jul 11, 2014


Completed the Jenkinson Lake Trail (8.2 miles) today with wife Lisa and our yellow lab Myah. Great weather and great views of the lake. Nice to be in the pines for a while. Oct 12, 2014


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