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Tarbell Trail to Hidden Falls

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A serene out-and-back singletrack with scenic views and hidden falls.


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10.4

Miles

16.7

KM

Out and Back

2,524' 769 m

High

1,865' 568 m

Low

1,394' 425 m

Up

1,394' 425 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Must have a Discover Pass for parking.

Overview

This hike has nice views of the valley, and the potential to spot wildlife. There are hidden falls at the turn around point.

Need to Know

Don't forget your Discover Pass!

Description

Heading southeast out of the parking area, the semi-rocky Tarbell Trail heads up a moderate incline for 2 miles, winding through a forested area. Then the trail turns east and follows the ridge line for about 1.5 miles through clearings, high brush, and more forested areas.

The trail then turns south through the forest, and hikers will have to navigate several switchbacks before reaching the North Fork Coyote Creek and nice foot bridge.

From here, it is another 1.5 miles of moderately flat terrain on soft pine needles with some protruding rocks before you reach Hidden Falls at the South Fork Coyote Creek. Here there is another foot bridge that continues across the river and on the Tarbell Trail.

While the Tarbell Trail creates a large loop, for those looking for a shorter mileage hike, simply turn around at Hidden Falls and return to the trailhead the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, various birds.

History & Background

With parts of this trail in existence for more than 100 years, the Tarbell Trailhead was formerly used exclusively by equestrians and hikers. Now, mountain bikers and other non-motorized recreational users also utilize the 35-mile system. The trailhead has a picnic tables and a vault toilet.

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Hidden Falls
Sep 14, 2018 near Venersborg, WA

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May 22, 2020
Eric Halldro
Trail very muddy at this time of year. Hidden Falls very nice shaded setting. Trail in and out of clear cuts providing some views. 14mi