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blue Fleming Meadow Loop

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6.5 mile 10.5 kilometer point to point


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


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.


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.

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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.


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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Apr 17, 2019
Mike Cullinane
Mar 17, 2019
Kirill Evdokimov
Trail has about 30-40 downed trees, still a lot of snow on the ground. Be ready to hike a bike about 1/3 of the trail. 6.5mi
Jan 25, 2019
Michael Robinson
Oh the burn of that first climb 6.5mi
Nov 18, 2018
Death Star
8.5mi — 1h 20m
Oct 10, 2018
Chris F
Sep 23, 2018
Marcelo F
Fast and fun 6.5mi
Sep 9, 2018
Jeb Baum
Not a single person on the trail but me. Monday afternoon. 8.2mi
Aug 24, 2018
Tee Gee
12mi — 1h 30m

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Dan Oakland
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Dan Oakland   Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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
Anonymous User
Anonymous User  
This is actually in Pollock Pines, not Placerville. Jan 25, 2016
Plenty of fall colors in October! Smooth and fast downhill sections and just enough elevation gain to make it a workout. A rain or two should help keep the dust down. Oct 15, 2017

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