2 miles
Distance
83 ft
Climb
-897 ft
Descent
00:13:40
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
    #1129

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) mountain 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
    00:13:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:55
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Status:
on Jul 13, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.9 (10 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 upper-cold-creek-trail-18e06 trailhead (38.901959, -119.905171)
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Upper Cold Creek... Trail Reports

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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.
May 3, 2018 @ 12:11pm
May 3, 2018
A few rideable patches of snow near the top. One small patch of snow/ice on a turn in the technical rocky section that may be hard to see due to...
Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:02am
Apr 15, 2018
Tree down, large snow patches still melting
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Jun 20, 2018 @ 5:55pm
Jun 20, 2018
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Jun 20, 2018 @ 5:53pm
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May 30, 2018 @ 7:12pm
May 30, 2018
Upper Cold Creek Trail (18E06)

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