3.6 miles
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-1,861 ft
Descent
00:32:29
Avg time

Cold Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Yacolt Burn State Forest
    Battle Ground, Washington
  • AKA
    Tarbell
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Year Round, Snow closures do exist.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4200 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    1990
  • Land Owner

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cold Creek multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,854 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,277 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,131 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,131 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,276 ft
  • Grade
    -9.9%
  • Grade max
    -44.5%
  • Grade min
    3.8%
  • Distance climb
    541 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    561 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:29
  • Avg reverse time
    01:58:16
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on Jun 28, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (43 votes)
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      Cold Creek Trail Reports

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      Jun 28, 2024 @ 8:40pm
      Jun 28, 2024
      From 5 corners down is absolutely perfect!
      May 15, 2024 @ 3:14am
      May 15, 2024
      As of 5/11 perfect dirt in the upper section above murphy's as well as a large tree across the trail but easily walk-around-able. Lower section...
      Apr 27, 2024 @ 10:40pm
      Apr 27, 2024
      Good to ride but wet. Cold at the top. No snow on the ground but mixed snow/rain was coming down and the wind was bitter.
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 10:00am
      Apr 20, 2024
      Couple small snow patches. Big tree down in upper section
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:34pm
      Apr 11, 2024
      Middle section of the tree has been cleared. Probably needs to be cleaned up a bit more.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 69 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 1,142 rides
      • Last: Jul 4, 2021

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