mostly single track with some intersecting gravel roads. This trail is nice because it is used mostly by bikers, hikers and horse backers. there is no motorized vehicles allowed. Lightly used it is one of SW Washington's best kept secrets.
How to get there:
Take the Fourth Plain exit from I-5 and head east. Follow Fourth Plain Road to Ward Road. head north on Ward Road until you see a Clark Rifles sign. This is a right turn up a hill. Follow the pavement until you get to gravel. Once on the gravel, follow this road until you reach a major 4 way intersection. Take a left. follow this road past the Larch Mountain Honor Camp and take the first right past the honor camp. stay on this road taking rights all the way up to Grouse Vista. Park in the small area at this place and you will see the trail head.
Tarbell trail was named after a hermit that lived in this area before the Yacolt burn