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Cold Creek Upper Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Old road track near the trailhead, Tarbell Trail, Cold Creek (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Regulations or restrictions, etc

  • Discover Pass required
  • Share trail with mountain bikes
  • Areas along the Tarbell Trail are sometimes logged; obey detours and warning signs; expect logging traffic on week days

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 north to Exit 11 for Battle Ground and Highway 502E.

Keep right after 0.2 miles (bearing left takes you to a Rest Area) and, in another 0.6 miles, merge right with Highway 502E for Battle Ground.

Drive 5.9 miles into Battle Ground, and turn left at a traffic light for Highway 503N, Amboy, and Yacolt.

Stay on this road, also called the Lewisville Highway, for 5.7 miles and then turn right onto NE Rock Creek Road for Pomeroy Farm, Lucia Falls, and Moulton Falls.

Keep on this road, which becomes NE Lucia Falls Road, for 8.6 miles, and turn right onto NE Sunset Falls Road.

Go 2.1 miles on this winding paved road and turn right onto NE Dole Valley Road.

After 5.2 miles, turn right onto Road L1000 for the Larch Mountain Correction Center.

After 0.5 miles on this gravel road, pass the entry road to Cold Creek Camp on the right.

In another 0.2 miles, a gated road leads up to the left at a clearcut. Park in the pullout area by this gate without blocking it.


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