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Fleming Meadow Loop

Intermediate

Trail

6.5 mile 10.5 kilometer point to point
85% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 949' 289 m
Descent: -979' -298 m
High: 4,078' 1,243 m
Low: 3,545' 1,080 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Shayne Holderby

Nothing but fun after the burn.

Shayne Holderby

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This is a multi-use trail. Watch out for and be respectful to hikers, horses and other bikes.

Overview

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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Jan 5, 2020
Blake Tee
Fun singletrack after the peak of the climb, the first mile or 2 is a little tease of the descending. Lots of fun stuff to explore off the main trail 17mi
Nov 11, 2019
Trevor Kornmeyer
Nov 9, 2019
Dom SOTBER
The file GPX is ok but you can follow the trail Number 8 - 80 % singletrack under the trees with a large view. I like it. 6.5mi — 1h 20m
Sep 22, 2019
Maurice Hall
Sep 17, 2019
Justin Martin
Aug 17, 2019
Vic Ants
Aug 11, 2019
Justin Johnsen
Jul 19, 2019
Bill Forrest
FYI, there is now a $5 day use fee. There is a self-service pay kiosk by the dam.

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  4.3 from 50 votes

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Trail 8 by Sly Park
Aug 11, 2017 near Pollock…, CA
Fleming Meadow Loop LOTS TO EXPLORE! lots of trails off the main loop varying from pretty easy to technical and steep in a few sections!
Jan 7, 2020 near Pollock…, CA
At the summit
Apr 16, 2015 near Pollock…, CA
Downhill after the burn in Fleming Meadows.
Apr 16, 2015 near Pollock…, CA
Let the Fun Begin
Jul 4, 2013 near Pollock…, CA
Confusion, take trail on left both of these go back but left is Singletrack.
Jul 4, 2013 near Pollock…, CA

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