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Jenkinson Lake aka Sly Park

 27 votes

Length

8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

Elevation

680' 207 m

Ascent

-657' -200 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

3,531' 1,076 m

High

3,449' 1,051 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 83 days ago
Dry, Muddy, Fallen Trees - One tree you have to climb over. History

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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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Feb 3, 2018
Marc Emmett
Rode 3 trails with perfect weather and perfect trail conditions 16mi
Dec 3, 2017
Briana Manitta
Very fun ride for a beginner that wants to challenge themselves.. difficult terrain at moments. Good climbs and then downhill singletrack. 8.2mi
Oct 22, 2017
Eric Hunter
Beautiful ride, lots of friendly hikers, great fall weather ride , leaves where great 8.7mi
Oct 15, 2017
Greg Salva
Beautiful loop with many fun and short ascents/Descents 8.3mi — 1h 35m
Sep 3, 2017
David Poon
MTB first timer 9.6mi
Aug 8, 2017
A N
8.5mi
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

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 27 votes

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#68

in California

#505

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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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