5 miles
549 ft
-3,844 ft
Avg time
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Cold Water Details

  • Riding area
    Cleveland National Forest
    My City, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

Extremely hard steep loose single track. This trail is hardly used so the condition of it had deteriorated and is over grown with thorn bushes at some points. Very physically demanding sharp steep switchbacks and near vertical chutes at the bottom. This is basically a challenging hiking trail.

Access Info

Start the trail after the second switchback or so on Upper Holy Jim. At the bottom the trail dumps you off in a functional quarry to get out start making your way along the side of the quarry to the right where you will encounter a cliff when you get close to the fence. I suggest bring a rope and steak if you don't want to drop your bike off the cliff and possibly damage it. After that just find a way to get out of the barb wire fence there are a few gates that you can pry open and slip through.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cold Water mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,295 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,392 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,392 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,742 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    402 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 18, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cold-water trailhead (33.714510, -117.519780)
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Cold Water Trail Reports

Aug 18, 2018 @ 10:34pm
Aug 18, 2018
Closed due to Holy Fire
Sep 2, 2014 @ 1:09pm
Sep 2, 2014
Mid way down there are some over grown thorn bushes that I got shredded by because I couldn't stop in time. Also the trails is covered in lots of...
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