Silver Star Mountain North

Carson, Washington

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Hike through flower-covered ridgetop meadows nearly all the way from the trailhead to the top of Silver Star Mountain. This route is the easiest way to reach the summit. Bears are fairly common in the area. The open ridges and vistas in the Silver Star area owe their existence to the 1902 Yacolt Burn that started near Stevenson. The fire burned to the northwest, driven by strong east winds, to stop just short of Longview. The burn is named for the town of Yacolt, which was spared when the fire burned the forest surrounding it.
Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

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Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike through flower-covered ridgetop meadows nearly all the way from the trailhead to the top of Silver Star Mountain. This route is the easiest way to reach the summit. Bears are fairly common in the area.

The open ridges and vistas in the Silver Star area owe their existence to the 1902 Yacolt Burn that started near Stevenson. The fire burned to the northwest, driven by strong east winds, to stop just short of Longview. The burn is named for the town of Yacolt, which was spared when the fire burned the forest surrounding it.

©  Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Carson
Distance: 4.8
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Mid-June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 3,000 feet
Top Elevation: 4,400 feet
Local Contacts: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Maps: USGS Gumboot Mountain, Bobs Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Silver Star Mountain North

Recent Trail Reviews

7/21/2008
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11/4/2007
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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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