2 miles
Distance
83 ft
Climb
-897 ft
Descent
00:14:42
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Cold Creek (18E06) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-November
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1118 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Upper Cold Creek Trail begins easy and gets progressively more challenging until the final problem is unrideable (in the uphill direction). But along the way, riders get to see amazing rock work, an aspen grove, ferns, and small waterfalls. The real treat is coming down where expert riders can clean the entire trail, but beginners will want to walk.

This trail terminates in the aptly named High Meadow with views of Monument Peak to the north, and Freel Peak and Job's Sister to the south. The meadow itself was the object of a multi-million dollar, multi-year restoration to remove artifacts from cattle grazing operations.

Access Info

Upper Cold Creek Trail is a continuation from Lower Cold Creek Trail and terminates in High Meadow.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Cold Creek Trail (18E06) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -814 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,942 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,775 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,756 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,942 ft
  • Grade
    -9.542%
  • Grade max
    -35.295%
  • Grade min
    22.269%
  • Distance climb
    1,411 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    248 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:55
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Upper Cold Creek... Trail Reports

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      Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:17am
      Oct 20, 2018
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 1:07pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      All good. Expected late season loose berms and intermittent sand traps
      Jul 13, 2018 @ 9:32am
      Jul 13, 2018
      Jun 19, 2018 @ 7:02pm
      Jun 19, 2018
      May 12, 2018 @ 11:48pm
      May 12, 2018
      Few small patches of snow but otherwise clear. Extremely tacky after today's rain.
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