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Fleming Meadow Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (54) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Nothing but fun after the burn.


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6.5

Miles

10.5

KM

85%

Singletrack

4,078' 1,243 m

High

3,545' 1,080 m

Low

949' 289 m

Up

979' 298 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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." Make sure to go counter clockwise.

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 Jenkinson 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.

NOTE: NEVER BLOCK the gate. It may be used in case of an emergency or for fire access.

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.

The trailhead is on Blue Gouge Road. Most riders start from MET road and take the fire access road to the trailhead. Do not block/park at the gate. Go counterclockwise. Go past the first 'trail' that cuts back to the left sharply half a mile in and go to the trail a mile in that is angles off to the left as you start up a short grade. fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO…

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Shared By:

Shayne Holderby with improvements by D McNeice

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  4.3 from 54 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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Apr 17, 2021
Dennis Laroco
Mar 31, 2021
John Rhodes
I lost my wallet on ride today March 31 Fleming Meadows Loop, Sly Park if anyone finds my name is John 775–7 81–2230
Nov 24, 2020
Roy Rezentes
Perfect conditions! 8.9mi — 1h 06m
Sep 5, 2020
Andreas Jorgensen
Fun!!
Aug 31, 2020
Kevin Hu
Aug 9, 2020
Brad Anderson
Lots of hikers an horses. 6.7mi — 1h 16m
Jul 3, 2020
Greg Sorrell
Nice ride! Altitude was the kicker. 10.1mi — 1h 30m
Jul 3, 2020
Chris Matthews