Sly Park - Jenkinson Lake Loop

#3 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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emma hartvig (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I live by the lake so I go all the time. It is good for biking but the east side only has one restroom. It's located in a parking lot up a hill a little after the road. The west side is flat and has restrooms and picnic tables. For the biking part the east side is a bit hard if you're not a hardcore biker because of roots and rocks. It's really fun and anyone can go on it.

Boston Walker (203)

12 Completed6 Reviews

Great 10-mile hike around the lake, we will do this one again and bring friends. A bit long for small kids/dogs but if your breaking for lunch, you should be fine. No complaints only a few things to note: parking is $11, no restrooms on one side for roughly 4-5 miles and the lake is VERY low.

Don Paquette (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

We hike this track all the time. I walk a 15 minute mile and we always do this in 2 hours and 40 minutes so my calculation is the walk around the lake is 11 miles.

richard north (103)

12 Completed3 Reviews

Some muddy spots from freezing and thawing ground, part sun, part shade, high temp in mid 40s. Nice rolling medium hike

Taylor Cologne (182)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great bike ride! ! Although my GPS clocked me at 12.5 miles from the entire loop plus Millbrook loop.

Terasita Vinluan (78)

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 (122)

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