Jenkinson Lake aka Sly Park

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8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers



680' 207 m


-657' -200 m


3,531' 1,076 m


3,449' 1,051 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (19°)

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

Shayne Holderby


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

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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.


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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Apr 9, 2017
Marc Emmett
Drained out perfectly after storm. Great ride. Trail washed out and blocked in some sections. Just have to go around on road and hop back on
Oct 7, 2016
mike-man Blim
Fun ride w/bro & dad 8.6mi
Sep 27, 2016
Carson Craven
bar punched a tree ate shit
Sep 25, 2016
Carson Craven
rode with Dave on way home from Tahoe
Aug 1, 2016
Dave Aceves Jr
Jun 25, 2016
Percy Soto
2h 02m
May 13, 2016
Marc Emmett
Apr 19, 2016
Larry Russell
After doing Fleming

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Minor Issues 5 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Logging operations on the north side of the lake. Some trail closures due to logging and hazard tree removal. Rode today 4...
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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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