Grouse Creek Vista: Pyramid Rock Tr180F is a variation of the Tarbell lollipop loop, commonly called Grouse Vista, because it starts from the Grouse Creek Vista trailhead.
Silver Star Area Trails
Near Vancouver, the Silver Star area trails are popular with hikers, bikers and equestrians. As a result, the trails get a lot of use and receive good maintenance. There is enough terrain variety and trail length to create decent weekend destination rides, but not the kind of epic rides found further into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
The typical 13mi CCW loop is a tour of Pyramid Rock, then Silver Star mountain to Kloochman Butte, passing Sturgeon Rock on way back.
Combining Pyramid Rock Tr180F, Silver Star Tr180, maybe an Indian Pit Tr180E OAB, Chinook Tr180B and Tarbell creates a tough CW or CCW loop, using either Pyramid Rock Tr180F or Chinook Tr180B for the Silver Star ascent.
The ride starts with the 2mi Pyramid Rock Tr180F, ascending 1460' (14% grade).
Many riders will not be able to clean the ascent, but it gets the big elevation gains out of the way at the start of the ride.
The only shuttle option would be to start at the northern Silver Star TH at FR4109, then ride to the Grouse Creek Vista TH, with about 16mi of driving using FR4109, L1100, L1210 and L1200 for just 5mi of downhill. Might be better to just grind through the Pyramid Rock Tr180F wall of pain.
Nearby Bells Mt is a good trail for those seeking easier terrain, but good shuttle opportunities on the other trails creates opportunities for advanced beginners.
Cold Creek Campground, Rock Creek Campground, Sunset Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.