Beginning from the Larch Mountain trailhead – a parking area for three trails with two vault toilet - hikers embark on the Bear Grass Trailhead, a multipurpose hiker, biker, and horse trail maintained by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance volunteers in cooperation with Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
The trail is tread three to four feet wide with well-constructed drain dips and banked turns. It meanders along the forest with few straightaways, and the replanted forest is about a decade into growth. There are no streams or obstacles to cross.
Near the top of the grade is Bear Grass Meadow and from that summit the choice is to reverse or link up with the Tarbell Trail nearby. The view is of the Dole valley and on a clear day three volcanoes are spotted.
Access Note: Aside from a DNR information kiosk here are no picnic tables, garbage containers or camping facilities. Check before visiting as the area is closed during the winter.