Placerville, CA 95667
- 8.8 miles
- 3.5 - 4.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 3200 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 3200 feet to 3800 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 600 feet
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Map + Directions
From Highway 50 in Pollock Pines follow the Sly Park Road south for approximately 4 and one-half miles to Jenkinson Lake. Turn left just past the lake onto Mormon Immigrant Trail (Forest Route 5). About one mile past the second dam turn right onto Blue Gouge Mine Road and follow it one-quarter mile to the trailhead. The trailhead is close to the community of Pollock Pines and the elevation of 3800 feet makes it desirable for early spring and late fall use. The trail system consists of 8.8 miles of dirt roads and trails. The roads have been closed to motor vehicle traffic except by permit. The trails access 1000 acres of forest and Fleming meadow with abundant wildlife. The area is popular for equestrians, mountain bikes and hiking with access to Camp Creek.