4.2 miles
Distance
355 ft
Climb
-2,593 ft
Descent
00:42:50
Avg time

Cold Creek Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round, Snow closures do exist.
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5942
  • Year Opened
    1990
  • Land Manager

The Cold Creek trail is a section of the greater Tarbell Trail. Cold Creek has a sampling of several types of terrain ranging from carefully crafted berms and rollers to raw rooty and rocky sections. Roughly 5 1/2 miles from top to bottom, it offers some of the most enjoyable and flowy single track in the area. A favorite ride for many in this region.

The Tarbell Trail was named for George Lee Tarbell, who, in the early 1900s, lived alone in a shack accessible only by a path that roughly follows the present day trail. Tarbell surely enjoyed some beautiful views along his trail, of Sturgeon Rock (3,100 feet elevation), Pyramid Rock (3,503 feet), Larch Mountain (3,496 feet), and Silver Star Mountain (4.390 feet). Views stretch from the surrounding valleys to the high Cascades. The Tarbell Trail, like the Three Corner Rock Trail to the east, is among the best Department of Natural Resources (DNR) riding in the state. The trail is mostly hard pack with some rocky and uneven sections. It climbs and descends through second-growth forest with some scattered old growth Douglas fir. It also sports the above-mentioned views, as well as scenic Hidden Falls, to entertain the eyes while exercising the legs and lungs. Some of the best state forest riding in Washington;

Access Info

http://www.coldcreekmountainbikers.org/maps/

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cold Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,237 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,257 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,506 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,494 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,257 ft
  • Grade
    -10.176%
  • Grade max
    -64.83%
  • Grade min
    27.369%
  • Distance climb
    4,250 ft
  • Distance down
    3.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    796 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:50
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2016
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Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

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Cold Creek Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2016 @ 5:25pm
Oct 23, 2016
Dirt is perfect and trail is in excellent condition!
Jul 28, 2016 @ 10:42pm
Jul 28, 2016
Dry in the open sections and great in the forest. Great conditions and time to ride.
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:00am
Apr 21, 2016
Cold Creek was a little dry yesterday.
Apr 8, 2015 @ 7:59pm
Apr 8, 2015
Good ride from top at cell tower to bottom, Top half a little wet and sloppy but lower section good to go. Access to the top might be difficult...
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Cold Creek, Hockinson
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Cold Creek, Hockinson
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Cold Creek, Hockinson
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Jul 28, 2016 @ 10:43pm
Jul 28, 2016
Cold Creek, Vancouver

Routes with this trail

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CDC Stage 2 - Cold Creek race
2.6 miles
'16 CDC Yacolt Burn Enduro race
12.7 miles

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Cold Creek 7-26
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