Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife
Must have a Discover Pass for parking.
This run 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!
The trail is well established, but there are protruding rocks and tree roots in several locations that you may want to slow down for.
There are a couple spots where you'll cross the access roads.
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 runners 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 run, 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 runners. 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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