2 miles
Distance
98 ft
Climb
-908 ft
Descent
00:13:36
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • 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
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1572

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -810 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,945 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,756 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,754 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,945 ft
  • Grade max
    -80.038%
  • Grade min
    30.157%
  • Distance climb
    1,388 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,324 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:45
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2017
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Avg: 4.85 (7 votes)

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Upper Cold Creek... Trail Reports

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Jun 17, 2017 @ 11:48pm
Jun 17, 2017
Minor Water drainage issue, two large mud pits remain on upper part of trail. Downed wood used to create a passage and limit damage to surrounding...
Jun 11, 2017 @ 5:21pm
Jun 11, 2017
Shredder
Jun 11, 2017 @ 2:11pm
Jun 11, 2017
Downed trees are cleared. Trials in great shape.
Jun 3, 2017 @ 9:15am
Jun 3, 2017
three downed trees, I would say one is rideable if your bunny hop skills are at a professional level.
May 31, 2017 @ 10:25am
May 31, 2017
reporter Mostly clear with downed trees, mud and a couple snow drifts
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Feb 2, 2015
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