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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Epic views, leg burning grinds, hero dirt all year, and a stupid grin on your face that you’ll need a plastic surgeon to remove, and if you live in Vancouver, you can have it all after work any day of the week. Less than 45 minutes from Vancouver and 1 hour from the East side of Portland, Cold Creek is the most heavily biked section of the Tarbell trail system, and is distinctive enough from the rest of the system that it deserves its own guide and write up. Locals typically ride this section after work, bringing lights in the winter, and tack it onto other parts of the Tarbell system or combine it with Thrillium, Bells Mountain, or Chinook for more epic weekend rides.
      Parking Lot google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 5
      • 2
      • 11
      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      63 miles
      Total Descent
      18,116 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,551 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,204 ft
      Reports
      309
      Photos
      605
      Ridden Counter
      2,202

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 9 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 45 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Cold Creek Mountain Bike

      trail: Cold Creek
      202 |
      Jan 22, 2018 @ 9:23am
      Jan 22, 2018
      trail: Thrillium
      850 |
      Jan 8, 2017 @ 9:01am
      Jan 8, 2017
      trail: Thrillium
      675 |
      Jul 5, 2016 @ 3:13pm
      Jul 5, 2016
      trail: Thrillium
      642 |
      Jul 26, 2015 @ 11:13pm
      Jul 26, 2015

      Videos of Cold Creek Mountain Bike

      Alec Loves his trees
      0:53 | 126 | Mar 27, 2020
      Thrillium Clips
      trail: Thrillium
      0:24 | 99 | Dec 30, 2019
      Sixth Sense Highside
      0:14 | 214 | Sep 1, 2019
      The Last Best Day at Cold Creek
      trail: Cold Creek
      11:50 | 231 | Dec 20, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Bells Mountain Trail
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 3:39pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      Very Dryvtecpg1Overgrown
      Tarbell Trail
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 3:39pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      Unknownvtecpg1Overgrown

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Tarbell
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:58am
      2 hours
      Idealkmpollock
      Switchbacks
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 3:39pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      Very Dryvtecpg1Overgrown
      Sixth Sense
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 6:24pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      DryanneproutyCougar on trail 7/26!
      Cold Creek
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:31am
      Jul 25, 2020
      DryInesshell
      Thrillium
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 2:55pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      IdealCraigBlanchetteThe grass is high and riding through it...
      Murphy's Grade
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      IdealGogosean Mellow gradual climb on lower half. ...
      Chinook Run
      Jul 9, 2020 @ 7:58pm
      Jul 9, 2020
      VariableXU12XUOvergrown
      Bells Mountain
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 6:14pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      VariableOwen52538This trail is really hard to not hate....
      1070 Road Climb
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 5:50pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      Drywgere
      Hidden Falls
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 3:10pm
      Jun 5, 2020
      UnknownFengerjohn

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2232865kmpollockaddreportTarbell and 2 more
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:58am
      2 hours
      user #2232865kmpollockriddentrailTarbell
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:57am
      2 hours
      user #2232865kmpollockcommenttrailTarbell
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:57am
      2 hours
      user #1487022BrandleflagriddentrailSixth Sense and 2 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 11:50pm
      1 days
      user #1356229JohnnyobrokerageriddentrailSixth Sense
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 11:15am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2232865kmpollocktrailTarbellDid an out and back from Rock Creek Campground...
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:57am
      2 hours
      user #952668gafotoreportCold CreekThat really chunky spot isn’t the official...
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 4:42pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      user #1491039BccdptrailSixth SenseCan people stop riding up this? Realize that...
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      user #768056sean-bobtrailChinook RunCan confirm the previous comment. Overgrown...
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 12:55pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      user #1054901XU12XUtrailChinook RunThe views up on Silverstar almost make this...
      Jul 9, 2020 @ 4:57pm
      Jul 9, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Silver Star Trails (Gifford Pinchot National Forest) 43.8 km
      44N/Lower Leadbetter 119.9 km
      Lacamas Park 20 229.9 km
      Fallen Leaf Park 2 1410.2 km
      WSU Vancouver 7 3 315.1 km
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