The Yacolt Burn State Forest Tarbell Trail ties into the Silver Star Tr180 trail system at the edge of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near the Moulton Falls State Park.
Silver Star Area Trails
Near Vancouver, the Silver Star area trails are popular with hikers, bikers and equestrians. As a result, the trails get a lot of use and receive good maintenance. There is enough terrain variety and trail length to create decent weekend destination rides, but not the kind of epic rides found further north in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
The easily accessible trail segments are very popular with equestrians and so can become unrideable, especially during the Spring and Fall.
Due to this trail damage, the Larch Mt and Rock Creek sections are at time difficult to ride, with an alternative of a Tarbell to Grouse Vista OAB or Figure 8.
The Cold Creek chapter of the Evergreen Alliance has built some freeride terrain on Thrillium and Cold Creek, and holds event and work parties to support the trail system.
The Thrillium and Cold Creek are intended to be downhill routes, using L1000N and Murphy's Grade for ascent to the upper TH.
TH parking is alongside L1000N and L1300 (to the Cold Creek CG), on one side of the road. CG parking is by permit only.
Avoid the multiuser sections of the trail in wet weather or be coated in 'mud'.
A very popular 20mi Tarbell CCW (5200' ascent) lollipop loop consists of riding to the Grouse Vista TH, ascending Pyramid Rock Tr180F to Silver Star Tr180, returning to Tarbell on Chinook Tr180B.
Nearby Bells Mt is a good trail for those seeking easier terrain, but good shuttle opportunities on the other trails creates options for advanced beginners.
The 2mi Pyramid Rock Tr180F climbs 1460', a 14% grade which many riders will not be able to climb.
Use of Sturgeon Rock Tr180C shortens the ride but the 1.2mi 1000' climb is an equally tough 15% grade.
Consider riding Indian Pit Tr180E OAB while on Silver Star Tr180.
Cold Creek Campground, Rock Creek Campground, Sunset Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.