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Fleming Meadow Loop

 26 votes

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 4 days ago
Dry, Some Mud History

Getting forecast...

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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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
Oct 29, 2017
Corey Nunez
7.1mi
Oct 15, 2017
Andy Hagin
Oct 15, 2017
Greg Salva
Such a well done trail. Insanely fun and smooth downhill sections and pretty easy to navigate by following signs. Plenty of fall colors in October! 7.1mi — 0h 45m
Sep 4, 2017
David Poon
Fun downhill 8.3mi
Aug 18, 2017
Chris Brown
Aug 8, 2017
r0cb0y Wycoff
Done twice, pretty sure. Great loop. Banked. Climbs are not technical riding.

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  4.2 from 26 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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