Jenks Lake Trail is a 0.4 mile out and back trail located near Angelus Oaks, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Bear Valley/Woodlands, CA: Travel west on Highway 38 to Barton Flats Visitor Information Center on the west side of the highway. The trail begins on the Rio Monte Trail.
Beautiful, easy hike with the kids! Loved the scenery here.
It's a great little lake. Can get a bit crowded. The earlier you get there the better chance of getting a good spot for fishing. The summer camps can get a bit annoying with loud kids canoeing in the lake. It's not a big lake.... So keep that in mind.
Small and easy but very scenic. There is a $5 charge for parking, plenty of picnic and fishing areas. I wouldn't call the walk a hike, but I really did enjoy it.
I love this hike. It's short, but it's a nice alpine lake that reminds me of my days in Montana. Great running trail also.
This is a great and short little hike. We went up after a thunderstorm and one of us was able to do the whole thing in flip flops! At the lake, there were tons of families with dogs and fishing gear and picnics just hanging out. It was a less strenuous than I usually do but it is great for big groups or if you are hiking with less experienced hikers. On the way up there aren't that many views, just a hike up through the trees, but the lake is beautiful and you can fish or rent kayaks when you get there!
Was nice to relax around the lake. Mostly just a walk around the lake.
This lake is adorable and seemed like a hidden gem. The hike in itself is short and easy, but visiting the lake is worth it. Be ready to pay for parking
It was a great day. We went up and did some fishing and walked around the trails. You can explore all through the area. The weather was great and caught some rainbow trout. Fun times