Sly Park - Jenkinson Lake Loop

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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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4 Completed 3 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

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3 Completed 4 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.

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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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