Sly Park - Jenkinson Lake Loop

Pollock Pines, CA
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Sly Park - Jenkinson Lake Loop is a 9 mile loop trail located near Pollock Pines, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for fishing, hiking, mountain biking & trail running and is accessible year-round.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I love this hike but in would recommend going on a week day if you want some privacy, it gets quite crowded on the weekends. Not only is completing the whole trail a great workout, it has beautiful views of the lake and a lot of places to stop and rest by the lake. I will definitely be going back to this one.

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Some friends and I ventured out on our own to hike around Jenkinson Lake. To walk all the way around the lake it 8.5 miles. We decided to hike to the waterfall and back and save the rest of the trek for another adventure. It's a beautiful place with gorgeous vistas and lots of wildlife.

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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Very scenic trail rolling single track on multi use trail. Beginner level trail but has off slope corners and some narrow track with short drop offs. No technical areas on trail. Great trail when the valley is hot. Trailhead starts at parking area just past second Jenkins lake dam if your going counter clockwise. Trail starts at left side of 2nd dam if your going clockwise (easier).

To get to waterfall in photos go to NE corner of lake on trail follow trail along stream further NE instead of continuing on loop for about 200 yards the extension of the trail ends at waterfall. Enjoy nice place to take a break.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

One of the most scenic hikes. I am a beginner and has completed it in approximately 4 hours. Not too many elevations as I initially thought.

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6 Completed 3 Reviews

My favorite hike so far. Snow still on the ground in a few places (Feb) but not a hindrance. Took the pups they thought it was cool too!

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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful hike. Did the whole loop, both ways, almost every week last summer. Bring lunch and a swimsuit. It's a good trail for dogs and horseback riding. I have seen some cyclists, but some parts could be challenging to get across.

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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice and long trail. We only completed about half of it due to injury to someone in our group. The view of the lake was nice. There was a race going on so it was a little busy with runners.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Enjoyed being able to take our dogs. Would be a nice place to spend quite a few hours by the lake and have a picnic. The water is clear and the shores are very clean. Trails are overall pretty simple.

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10 Completed 8 Reviews

Pretty easy hike; turning right from the trail head you have a number of small vertical oscillations initially but it levels out pretty quick; the only physical challenge to this one is the distance. We went early on Cino de Mayo and were pleasantly surprised to find not a lot of people there; there were a few for sure, a number of campers, cyclists and fisherman as well as a couple other people with dogs but the traffic was much lighter than expected and there were a lot of prime camping sites that were vacant. All in all a good experience with lovely scenery.

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