Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country
by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)
© Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
If you'r looking for views, and an alternative to shady hikes through the forest, this hike is definitely for you!
The hike to the summit of Silver State Mountain through open meadows on a steady, gentle grade is perfect on a clear day. Rainier, Adams, St Helens, Hood, Jefferson, and the very distant Sisters were all visible - a real treat for Fall in the rainy northwest. The Columbia and the Portland metro area lie at your feet - one of the best vistas relatively close to the city.
Consider returning on Pete's trail - making the hike a loop, but not adding any significant distance. While the path of Pete's trail is only a few hundred yards from the trail to the mountain - the trail experience is quite different - in a fun, adventurous manner.
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