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Jenkinson Lake aka Sly Park

Intermediate
 3.7 (37) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

8.2

Miles

13.2

KM

80%

Singletrack

3,531' 1,076 m

High

3,449' 1,051 m

Low

680' 207 m

Up

657' 200 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly The lake has a large campground you will encounter several hikers on weekends.

Multi-use trail for hikers, runners and horses. Be respectful!

Overview

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.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Shayne Holderby

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 37 votes

#517

Overall
  3.7 from 37 votes
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Photos

View from the Southwest side of the lake.
Jul 6, 2013 near Pollock…, CA
Waterfall at half-way point on trail.
Jun 24, 2013 near Pollock…, CA
Easy ride to the top of the waterfalls. Surprised to find they come out of a tunnel!
Jun 27, 2016 near Pollock…, CA
Enjoyed lunch at the waterfalls.
Jun 27, 2016 near Pollock…, CA
This is the tunnel at the top of the waterfalls.
Jun 27, 2016 near Pollock…, CA
As Tech as it gets
Jul 10, 2013 near Pollock…, CA

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May 24, 2020
Travis Huston
8.6mi — 1h 35m
May 10, 2020
Todd Petersen
Lots of hikers today 4.5mi
Mar 8, 2020
Lilia Ryan
Feb 17, 2020
Justin Johnsen
Elevation Gain 178 ft 1.6mi — 32h 11m
Oct 13, 2019
Cecile Oosthuysen
9mi — 2h 18m
Sep 2, 2019
Phil Aufdencamp
Jul 24, 2019
Jake Nerwinski
First time completing the loop. Had a blast. The south eastern quadrant of the loop was the most difficult for me. Gotta lot of work to do but I'm… 8.2mi — 1h 30m
Jun 8, 2019
Peter Carlos