1.6 miles
Distance
98 ft
Climb
-908 ft
Descent
00:13:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Cold Creek Trail

Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    #5863

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
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.3 miles
  • Grade max
    -80.038%
  • Grade min
    30.157%
  • Distance climb
    1,388 ft
  • Distance down
    1.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,324 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:28
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Status:
on Mar 22, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Upper Cold Creek... Trail Reports

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Mar 22, 2017 @ 9:07am
Mar 22, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:24pm
Mar 15, 2017
reporter
Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:33am
Mar 15, 2017
reporter Covered in snow
Sep 29, 2016 @ 6:36pm
Sep 29, 2016
It's was a nice day... Loose sand in spots, big drops, great day!
Sep 4, 2016 @ 1:51pm
Sep 4, 2016
Bring your pads - very advanced/technical sections on the upper portion of the trail. Walk it if you are not sure. Bottom half is flowy amazing...
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Feb 10, 2015 @ 10:27pm
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Feb 2, 2015 @ 2:19pm
Feb 2, 2015
Upper Cold Creek Trail

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Cold Creek Trail - South Lake Tahoe, CA - MTB raw
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