Fleming Meadow Loop

 21 votes

6.5 Miles 10.5 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

949' 289 m

Ascent

-979' -298 m

Descent

4,078' 1,243 m

High

3,545' 1,080 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Minor Issues

42 days agoUpdate

Nothing but fun after the burn.

Shayne Holderby

Overview

This is a multi-use trail. Watch out for and be respectful to hikers, horses and other bikes.
These trails are also known as "8 Loop."

Heavy climbing leads to long and extremely fun downhills. The summit is a great place to rest in the tall pines. The trail is quiet, with a bed of pine needles on the trail surface, and a sense of just flowing down the downhills. There is little erosion, no technical areas, and it's built for smooth speed.

Need to Know

The trailhead is at start of GPS track, however you can add about a mile to the loop if you start at a fire-road entrance on the right just after the second dam on Jenkins Lake. Most riders start here but the trailhead is also a good option because it has a nice trail map describing the loops and levels of trails.

Note all along the trail system their are well marked short out and back trails that have much more difficulty than the Intermediate loop. Enjoy those if you want a bit more from the ride.

Description

From the parking area you'll start a gradual climb to your first downhill. The downhill is moderate but narrow and fun. You'll cross a couple of fire roads as you head down to the lowest part of the trail system.

At the bottom, you'll begin a long climb ascending about 450 vertical feet to the summit. The scenery here will take your mind off the climb but lack of AIR will bring you back! At the summit you'll enjoy great views. After that, it's great, fast, narrow, scenic, quiet downhill, making for some fantastic riding.

A couple shallow uphills followed by more downhills (short rides up some pine covered fire trails) lead to more downhill all the way to your start point. I think anyone would really enjoy the beauty and flow of this ride.

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Jul 15, 2017
Don B
Jul 2, 2017
Thomas Briley
Yea that hill is a leg burner! But after that is some of the smoothest singletrack around! 7.1mi
Jul 2, 2017
Stacey Hanson
8.2mi
Jun 22, 2017
Harrison Waschura
Jun 4, 2017
Mike Lyster
Trail is in good shape with exception of 1 oak down and was blocking trail. 13.5mi
May 4, 2017
Sam Velasquez
This was my first trail with a real downhill portion. I wasn't really ready for it and went over the handlebars for the first time. I had a blast... 6.5mi
Apr 20, 2017
Scott Tessandori
lots of run off water...I took about 4 miles of unnecessary turn off and subsequent back tracking. The trail is about 70% singletrack 30% fire/log ... 10.4mi
Apr 9, 2017
Marc Emmett

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Conditions


Minor Issues 42 days ago
Fallen Trees - 1 oak down fairly close to Ferrari Mill Rd.
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Exactly where is the meadow? Jun 20, 2015


So fun I made it a double. Phone app doesn't note - take it counter-clockwise. Could easily link-up with Sly Park loop. Jul 20, 2015


This is actually in Pollock Pines, not Placerville. Jan 25, 2016


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