Fleming Meadow Loop

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6.5 Miles 10.5 Kilometers



949' 289 m


-979' -298 m


4,078' 1,243 m


3,545' 1,080 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (11°)

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Nothing but fun after the burn.

Shayne Holderby


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 20, 2017
Scott Tessandori
lots of run off water...I took about 4 miles of unnecessary turn off and subsequent back tracking. The trail is about 70% singletrack 30% fire/log ... 10.4mi
Apr 9, 2017
Marc Emmett
Apr 1, 2017
Glenn Cole
6.5mi — 1h 05m
Sep 27, 2016
Carson Craven
only did downhill section from parking up road
Aug 7, 2016
John Leet
9h 00m
Jul 31, 2016
Dave Aceves Jr
Jul 22, 2016
stormie BROCKWAY
Starts with a climb, lots of flowing single track, then climb again for some more forested, beautiful single track. Ends with a short fire road climb 9.8mi
Jul 14, 2016
Mike Waldron
Bob Bruner and I on a morning ride. — 1h 19m

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Dry. About 90' total of mud.
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Exactly where is the meadow? Jun 20, 2015

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

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