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Jenkinson Lake aka Sly Park

Intermediate
 3.7 (46) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great intermediate trail with great views. It stays cool during hot summer months.


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Map Key

8.2

Miles

13.2

KM

80%

Singletrack

3,531' 1,076 m

High

3,449' 1,051 m

Low

680' 207 m

Up

657' 200 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly The lake has a large campground you'll encounter several hikers on weekends.

Multi-use trail for hikers, runners and horses. Be respectful!

Overview

This trail is mapped as a counter-clockwise loop around lake, with views of the lake and forest throughout. Its a very scenic intermediate trail, with very short technical sections and mostly rolling singletrack. There's very little elevation change but you are at altitude to begin with.

Need to Know

The parking area is along the 2nd Dam or where shown on the map. At exactly the halfway point of the trail at a T intersection, make a right, ride for 200 yards and you'll come up to a nice waterfall and a nice place to cool down.

Description

Head along Morman Emmigrant Trail for about 1/4 mile to turn off to the parking area on your left. The singletrack starts here (so does horse trail, stay off). From here, it's rolling singetrack all the way around.

On the north side of the lake, the trail intersects with several campgrounds, stay close to lake and you'll easily follow trail around campsites and back to singletrack. Watch out along the roads for easily seen painted markings indicating "Trail" to keep you on track.

At the northwest portion of lake, you'll pass a boat launch area. The singletrack picks up right at end of launch area and continues around along the lake edge back to the parking area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Shayne Holderby

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 46 votes

#520

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  3.7 from 46 votes
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Photos

View from the Southwest side of the lake.
Jul 6, 2013 near Pollock…, CA
Waterfall at half-way point on trail.
Jun 24, 2013 near Pollock…, CA
Easy ride to the top of the waterfalls. Surprised to find they come out of a tunnel!
Jun 27, 2016 near Pollock…, CA
This was taken July 2021 before the fire. I'm praying I get to take that ride again.
Aug 28, 2021 near Pollock…, CA
Enjoyed lunch at the waterfalls.
Jun 27, 2016 near Pollock…, CA
This is the tunnel at the top of the waterfalls.
Jun 27, 2016 near Pollock…, CA

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Mar 4, 2022
Diego Hernandez
Jan 16, 2022
James Haggerty
Awesome trail. A good bit of snow near the bridge around mile 5 or so.
Jun 12, 2021
Jason White
Trail in good condition, rode counter clockwise took a first timer and they made it no problem. Fun ride 8mi
Jun 2, 2021
Robin Garcia
Rode clockwise - counterclockwise would have been better. Share with hikers- a few trail intersections were confusing. 9mi
Apr 17, 2021
Dennis Laroco
Nov 7, 2020
Paul Waters
Starting at second dam beginning is very high level intermediate. Gets better towards the end but challenging — 2h 30m
Nov 7, 2020
Danielle Cinder
Sep 5, 2020
Andreas Jorgensen