Tarbell Trail Hidden Falls is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yacolt, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Length12.6 miElevation gain2,454 ftRoute typeOut & back
BackpackingCampingHikingNature tripsForestViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlife
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Amber Ceballos
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Hiking

Great trail that’s well kept. Waterfall is insanely beautiful. Lots of snow!

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Christopher Clairmont
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Full value trail. Really casual the whole way only thing is watch out for mountain bikers especially if you have a dog.

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Sami Springs
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Hiking

The hike was beautiful! You can see Mt. St. Helens on a clear day, and the falls were gorgeous. This trail may be moderate for avid hikers, but I would consider it to be more difficult with lots of up and down switchbacks. Be careful on the drive, the roads are kind of rough - got a flat tire on the way back but luckily nice folks stopped to help us put on a spare.

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leslie boyd
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Hiked this late last week and didn’t see another person the entire time. Though you do travel through a couple clear cuts, the rest of the trail is forested and beautifully lush. Hidden Falls was gorgeous!

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Caroline Donelan
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Great hike! Good for all levels, mostly flat with spots of mild elevation gain. And you won’t be disappointed by the falls! We did the trail yesterday, and it was pretty muddy, so dress accordingly. Lightly trafficked trail, definitely a hidden gem!

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Sheldon Cober
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Started at Grouse Vista TH, went clockwise around loop on Tarbell Trail hitting Hidden Falls, chinook trail, approached SS summit from north. Wind was whipping above 3500’. Microspikes were sufficient, dress warmly! Epic sunset followed by hiking out with headlamps. Totally worth every ounce of effort!

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Christopher Clairmont
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Fun sweet trail, waterfall is beautiful and peaceful. Didn’t see anyone the whole day.

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Robert Andersen
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Awesome

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Israel Arellano
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Amazing hike, waterfalls at the end so worth it.

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Brett Schaerer
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Nicholas Lawson
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Lisa Higuchi
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Nice trail, potentially great for trail running but a lot of logging in the area which ruined it a bit. The waterfall was worth it though.

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Deanna Blair
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Not open during the week there is still active logging just 1.5 miles in.

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Johnny Magistro
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September 8th. We had to go off trail to get around the logging which wasn’t easy. The hike was worth it. I would suggest starting from the north part of Tarbell and not the Grouse Vista end. No current logging on that leg. Waterfall and surrounding area was great to explore but we got chased out by a storm. Definitely going up again

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Joshua Tomeoni
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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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Christina Markin
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If hiking to hidden falls via Grouse Vista trailhead be aware tarbell trail is CLOSED AT ROCK CREEK HEADWATERS for timber cutting. 8/26/19 attempted to do tarbell trail in a day (trail is closed at rock creek headwaters below grouse vista, not sure where it is closed in the direction from tarbell trailhead. They are logging near the sturgeon rock trail on tarbell.) Started on trail at 2:30am heading torwards Rock Creek Camp. Make sure you have a map of the area as I got lost a couple times in the dark where there were no trail signs for tarbell. Trail is in good condition with a lot of new bridges on the trail. Lots of different varieties of mushrooms on this trail and lots of horse poop on the lower elevations. Over 15 miles in and at the rock creek headwaters bridge I had to turn around, due to logging the trail is CLOSED. Had to route find my way back to my car on forrest, old logging and 4x4 roads rather than go out and back doing an over 30 mile hiking day. Luckily got a ride back to my car (tarbell trailhead) on forrest road 1210 near sturgeon rock trail (which down below is a nice gravel road) I was around 25 miles hiking in 13 hrs with 3278ft elevation gain. My favorites of this section were larch mountain and the forrest near cold creek for sunrise.

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Melissa Sparks
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Japhalamy Sting
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This would be more accurate Hidden Falls was referred to as Linton Falls (see https://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/waterfall/Linton-Falls-5142)

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Adrian Bartley
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This trailhead is really snowed in. My Tacoma got stuck near the one lane bridge. You’ll need something with high ground clearance and a low range 4x4 to make it

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Greg S
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Cuong Le
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TheFedo99 .
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Gabe Lozano
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Taehwa Kim
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Marshall Rhodes
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