Cold Creek Trail #18E06
ElevationAscent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -1,193' -364 m
High: 7,761' 2,366 m
Low: 6,569' 2,002 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Flowy singletrack on granite and silt covered granite. Expert sections at the top.”— Bryce Knudson
The beginning of this path is nice and easy flowy singletrack through the trees, but quickly becomes more difficult. The top sections are expert, and in some cases require a capable trail or downhill bike and rider. As a cross-country rider or intermediate rider, multiple upper sections will require some walking.
The trail mellows out about 1/3 way down and its flowy singletrack spotted with some large rocks/medium sized drops and banked corners. Great intermediate riding. A couple of small jumps also spot this section of trail. Halfway down is a cut over to High Meadows Jeep Road, don't go here or you'll miss out on a great section of trail.
The trail splits at the bottom to Power Line Trail #18E33 to the right and left back to High Meadows Road (FSR 12N21).
Watch out for walkers or riders coming up. There can be lots of people with dogs, so be aware.
This trail can also be ridden up and is a little more enjoyable but longer than taking High Meadow Road.
Local Club: Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association
May 21, 2019: Spring Tune Up
Nov 12, 2018: 2018 Accomplishments
Oct 19, 2018: Trail Work Opportunities Continue
Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office
Jun 18, 2019: Wild Tahoe Weekend at Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Jun 18, 2019: 10th Annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival