Cold Creek Trail to High Meadows

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Cold Creek Trail to High Meadows is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

mountain biking
1 day ago

Hard work on a bike. Some bits are great fun, some bits are extremely technical and we had to carry our bikes rather than ride. Would be a fairly straightforward hike and the meadow is beautiful, very peaceful.

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2 months ago

Omg!!!! Beautiful!!!!! Best hike I've been on!

3 months ago

This is a great trail to run/hike/bike. Streams are high right now, so, beware of any crossings and take extreme caution with children.

If you are hiking or running, I suggest earlier in the morning and keep your ears open for Mtn. Bikers which thicken as the day goes on. There are a few switchbacks and technical sections for bikers where it's more difficult to share the moderately trafficked trail, so it's best to be prepared for that in advance.

Lots of sporadic shade and near the creek the entire route. Beautiful.

3 months ago

favorite running trail

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with most of the trail along a gushing creek. A patch or two of snow near the top where it meets the meadow. The creek is too strong to pass at the top and make a loop. We came back the way we came and enjoyed it more coming down.

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