Sly Park - Jenkinson Lake Loop

#5 of 135 trails in Eldorado National Forest

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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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Terasita Vinluan (77)

2 Completed2 Reviews

We hiked part of this trail early Saturday morning before the rain and the lake is absolutely beautiful. We only hiked a few miles but plan on making the loop around the lake in the future.

Patty Selenski (245)

8 Completed8 Reviews

Helen Duniphin (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Walked 5.1 milrs of this trail today, beautiful & quiet- looking forward to completing this trail very soon!

Vishnu Das (187)

10 Completed7 Reviews

I went all around the lake on the trail in a little under 3 hours. Has some very pretty views. You run into camping area often and there were a lot of people. The trail is almost entirely shaded. Not technical or much elevation gain. Good for dogs and kids also. Park your car on the side of the road if you are just doing the trail else parking is 11$ for a car.

steve actis (84)

3 Completed4 Reviews

nice summer hike for beginners and locals and trail runners. half of the trail is flat and has restrooms. the other half is more challenging but still easy to moderate. and you can swim in the lake just about anywhere along the trail. and stop at a picnic table for a snack. good workout love it

Brandon May (311)

3 Completed4 Reviews

Just completed this Hike from 11:am to 4pm. It was a great hike, spent some time at the waters edge and ate lunch not a bad hike and a great workout too boot.

Miranda Swan (77)

2 Completed2 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.

Zak Vargas (118)

4 Completed2 Reviews

Carol Cotton (1114)

11 Completed11 Reviews

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.

Shayne Holderby (174)

4 Completed4 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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