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Fleming Meadow Loop

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Length

6.5 Miles 10.5 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

Elevation

949' 289 m

Ascent

-979' -298 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

4,078' 1,243 m

High

3,545' 1,080 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 44 days ago
Dry, Mostly Dry History

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Nothing but fun after the burn.

Shayne Holderby

Overview [Suggest Changes]

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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Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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Jun 22, 2018
Bryan Green
7.1mi
Jun 9, 2018
Carlos Perez II
7.3mi
May 19, 2018
Joshua R
6.5mi
May 17, 2018
Thomas Remlinger
May 10, 2018
Donny Barnec
May 7, 2018
Death Star
Rode Fleming Meadow Loop and around Jenkinson Lake. Very good trail, reminiscent of Upper Pioneer in Nevada City. All open and dry. 19.4mi — 3h 04m
Apr 19, 2018
Thomas Briley
Incline just as rough as I remember. Downhill is completely worth it all though! 6.5mi
Mar 31, 2018
Nathan Z

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  4.2 from 30 votes

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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
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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