Riding areaSouth Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, California
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
TTFs on trailDrop, Rock Face
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.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Cold Creek Trail (18E06) mountain bike trail
Altitude change-814 ft
Altitude min6,942 ft
Altitude max7,775 ft
Altitude start7,756 ft
Altitude end6,942 ft
Distance climb1,411 ft
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat248 ft
Avg reverse time00:37:55
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Upper Cold Creek... Trail Reports
Aug 26, 2018 @ 1:07pmAug 26, 2018
|All good. Expected late season loose berms and intermittent sand traps|
Jul 13, 2018 @ 9:32amJul 13, 2018
Jun 19, 2018 @ 7:02pmJun 19, 2018
May 12, 2018 @ 11:48pmMay 12, 2018
|Few small patches of snow but otherwise clear. Extremely tacky after today's rain.|
May 3, 2018 @ 12:11pmMay 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...|
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