For this loop hike, I was hoping to find an alternate route to Silver Star that was less steep and rocky than the Grouse Vista trail. I found out that the Tarbell trail is not less steep or rocky, but it was interesting.
This is a great year for wildflowers on Silver Star Mountain! We took the Grouse Vista trailhead from the south side of Silver Star. The trail is steep, with large gravel and rocks for most of the way.