Grouse Vista, Indian Pits, Silver Star Mountain, Eds Trail, Sturgeon Trail, Tarbel Trail

HARD 15 reviews

Grouse Vista, Indian Pits, Silver Star Mountain, Eds Trail, Sturgeon Trail, Tarbel Trail is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yacolt, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 12.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,215 feet Route Type: Loop

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NOTE: As of July 2019, hikers report that this route around Tarbell has some closed roads due to logging. Please plan accordingly.

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rocky
14 days ago

Completed 9/4/19, 13.5 miles, 5 hours, 22 minutes, moderately slow speed. This is a MODERATE hike, not HARD. I completed a combination of two trails on AllTrails: Tarbell Trail Hidden Falls AND Grouse Vista, Indian Pits, Silver Star Mountain, Eds Trail, Sturgeon Trail, Tarbell Trail. Going counter-clockwise on “Grouse”, I simply kept going to the left on Sturgeon Rock Trail to Tarbell Trail up to the waterfall and back the same way to avoid the closed trail because of logging. It took 2 hours, 43 minutes to get to the waterfall and the rest back down. Beautiful views on the way up. Only saw one person on the entire hike- it was a Wednesday. If you struggle with knee problems, do not do this hike. PROS: Beautiful hike, great views, very quiet- only one other hiker. CONS: Steep inclines/declines with lots of rocks- unsteady footing- not my favorite.

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rocky
1 month ago

The trail is great unless you end up doing a loop pictured up above. I took Sturgeon down to Tarbell. Once Tarbell hits a logging road all directions for Tarbell, except going back, are closed due to active logging. Going back wasn’t an option, it was too long, too hot and there were no water sources. A family of three came along and decided we could bushwhack to the part of the trail beyond the logging boundary. It worked, luckily. I wish there were info about this at the trailhead. All that aside the views and peacefulness were incredible. Some one needs to get it together and deal with fixing Tarbell, or at the very least post warnings on the map at the trailhead.

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bugs
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Can take Silver Star trail or Hidden Falls/Tarbel Trail (small split just after starting up hill from main trail head, only takeoff point in parking lot, across road/parking from bathroom). Hidden Falls/Tarbel is a little overgrown and not as many views, but still great. Hidden/Tarbel and Silver converge in small area near the summit and you can take off in multiple directions from a large human-built rock pyramid you can't miss. Some of the best views I have ever seen. Hood, Rainier, St. Helens...go on a clear-ish day at least! We did Silver Star trail on ascent (tough climb in spots, but has level areas and mellows out near summit) and Hidden Falls/Tarbel Trail on the way down, which was much easier on the knees, but also a little confusing at points because you have to cross a couple roads and see where the trail picks back up.

hiking
3 months ago

Started in the morning with a ton of cloud coverage. Hike is somewhat strenuous at the beginning but levels out as you move on with a few more steep inclines. Once you reach the peak be prepared for one of the best 360 views ever. A truly amazing experience that sits as one of my favorite hikes ever.

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bugs
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

recorded silverstar sturgeon rock loop

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4 months ago

could find the trail up sturgeon rock. plenty of snow but melting fast.

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

Holy sweet tap dancing god, I was too out of shape for this leg

hiking
2 months ago

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