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Cold Creek Trail

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 4.4 (8)

A splendid descent on varied terrain.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

Doubletrack

3,467' 1,057 m

High

1,290' 393 m

Low

20' 6 m

Up

2,196' 669 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Trails in the Yacolt Burn State Forest are generally open year round but require the use of a Discover Pass. The area and trails are remote and there is extremely poor cell service make sure your party is properly equipped. Most trails are multi-use, expect traffic in both directions and be prepared to yield.

Description

Accessed by making the climb up Road L1510. The trail begins next to the north corner of the cell tower. Follow the ordinary dirt road downwards for roughly a mile until it crosses a loose shale field alternatively take the Cold Creek Trail Spur for a singletrack start. Although the shale field is short (~400') the rocks are large and shift unpredictably. A picnic table on the north edge of the shale field provides good views and a place to regroup.

Next the trail heads into the trees for broad sweeping descents linking corner to corner. These fun bomber sections are intermittently dotted with roots and rocks including an optional steep tech section right after the shale field that bypasses the first switchback. The tech begins to fade and more berms pop-up towards the end of the tree section.

Exiting the trees bring riders to a clear cutting with loads of deep berms and the occasional booter. This section of clear cut includes two gravel crossing, the second of which continues along the Cold Creek Trail. However, this section of trail is closed due to a fatigued bridge crossing. Instead, take the detour to the right onto Murphy's Grade.

Murphy's Grade leads riders on a wide track for just under a mile until it connects back into the Cold Creek Trail. From there the Cold Creek Trail continues with over a mile of rolling elevation, drops, kickers, and a chunky rock garden near the end. Keep an eye-out as the trail joins Thrillium just before the parking area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eric Ashley with improvements by Simon Moreira

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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  4.4 from 8 votes
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Matt Orlando heads into the tech and steeps on an optional line on the Cold Creek Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Venersborg, WA
Beautiful berms hold Cody Olsen tight like a burrito.
May 29, 2017 near Venersborg, WA
Clearing the roots and rocks on the Cold Creek Trail.
Jul 29, 2015 near Venersborg, WA
Nick Hardin navigates an optional log drop on the Cold Creek Trail during the Cascadia Dirt Cup.
Aug 30, 2016 near Venersborg, WA
Tyler Littlefield makes quick work of this off-camber turn on Cold Creek Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Venersborg, WA
Diversity is Cold Creeks middle name.
May 29, 2017 near Venersborg, WA

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Sep 25, 2019
K Dom
Apr 21, 2018
Adrian Gallo
Snow line at ~2900ft on cold water creek trail, some rare small puddles, otherwise riding great
May 28, 2017
Riley Seebeck
Cold Creek and Thrillium are killer. CC is an awesome downhill with natural roots and flow all over. Thrillium is natural but has more jumps 15mi — 3h 00m
Mar 26, 2017
trevorbittinger Bittinger
3ft of snow up top.
Sep 27, 2016
Aden W
Nov 21, 2015
Jason Van Horn
Nov 6, 2015
Jason Van Horn