High Meadow to Cold Creek Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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High Meadow to Cold Creek Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
5 hours ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike, but beware the first half is a relentless uphill climb with no relief until you get to the high meadow with occasional distant views of the lake and snow capped mountains. There were several creek crossings as well. The trail down was along side the creek which was more of a raging river today, really beautiful, and more shaded from the sun. Consider up and back on the creek side rather than the loop.

hiking
12 days ago

The creek crossing at the very top cannot be crossed without getting feet wet. The trail is steady uphill on an old dirt road. The payoff is the high meadow at the end. So beautiful with winding streams and mountain backdrops. Be aware that we saw a couple bears approaching the stream just as we were hiking away.

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mountain biking
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hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Friday, October 30, 2015

Amazing!

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013