4 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-2,614 ft
Descent
00:46:38
Avg time

Cold Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Cold Creek
    Battle Ground, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round, Snow closures do exist.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6230 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,236 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,258 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,507 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,494 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,258 ft
  • Grade
    -10.132%
  • Grade max
    -69.582%
  • Grade min
    27.369%
  • Distance climb
    4,971 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    872 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:47
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Status:
on Dec 1, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.55 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Cold Creek Trail Reports

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      Dec 1, 2018 @ 7:06pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      just had a work party. the section from 5 corners to the steel bridge is all fresh and super soft. ride gently.
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 9:55am
      Oct 27, 2018
      Perfect conditions! Little slippery up top with the roots and rocks, but only gets better as you decend.
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 1:56pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      Excellent shape, some moisture, not muddy or slippery.
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 10:38am
      Sep 15, 2018
      Basically perfect right now. Grip is mostly consistent throughout.
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:05pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      It’s pretty dry but not too bad. A lot better now then it was a few weeks ago
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 225 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 24, 2018 @ 8:11pm
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      Cold Creek, Battle Ground
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      Jan 22, 2018 @ 9:23am
      Jan 22, 2018
      Cold Creek, Battle Ground

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      CDC Stage 2 - Cold Creek race
      3 miles
      '16 CDC Yacolt Burn Enduro race
      13 miles

      PB News Articles

      Nov 20, 2016
      Cold Creek is Open Again Cold Creek is Open Again
      After five years, the Cold Creek trail is once again open after volunteers and local trail organizations gave up their time to rebuild the old bridge.
      Aug 6, 2014
      Rider Profile: Jason Moeschler Rider Profile: Jason Moeschler
      Jason Moeschler is a busy man, from product development at WTB to racing at the top level of Enduro, he's got his wheels rolling in many venues of...
      Jul 22, 2014
      Race Recap: Oregon Enduro Series Round 3 - Cold Creek Race Recap: Oregon Enduro Series Round 3 - Cold Creek
      What a fun weekend of racing Enduro in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Enduro Series stop at Cold Creek, WA was awesome.
      Jul 21, 2014
      Results and Video: Oregon Enduro #3 - Cold Creek Results and Video: Oregon Enduro #3 - Cold Creek
      Heck ya it's rad to see Kirt Voreis on top of the Pro podium again! Sweet recap video and results inside.

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag dirtjr (Dec 8, 2017 at 11:44)
       Best trail in the Portland/Vancouver metro area
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag larryleveen (Jul 17, 2018 at 12:52)
       When half my group showed up with kneepads and full-face helmets — or BOTH — I wondered what I had gotten myself into. I'd rate this trail as "Intermediate With Real Consequences". Maybe start to rotate that blue square counter-clockwise about 15-degrees and darken the hue a little ;-)
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dbw1288 (Jul 22, 2018 at 16:24)
       I am curious to know if anyone else has gotten a flat tire on the gravel road leading to the cold creek trail head? I have gotten a flat tire on the last two trips I made, and to make it more weird, brand new tires as well !
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag movpclr (Jul 24, 2018 at 13:06)
       I had a flat last week on the L-1000 road before 4 corners on medium worn truck tires. Looked like a sharp rock. My guess is that as the road gets more blown out in the summer, sharp rocks that are lodged into the ground are no longer covered by as much loose gravel, making the road a little tougher on tires.
      [Reply]

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