Silver Star Mountain North

Carson, Washington 98610

Silver Star Mountain North

Silver Star Mountain North Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Silver Star Mountain North Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Mid-June through October
3,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,400 feet
Top Elevation
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Contacts
USGS Gumboot Mountain, Bobs Mountain
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018