Silver Star Trail is a hiking trail in Skamania County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 4,214 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 257 feet. The trail ends near Silver Star Mountain (elevation 4,380 feet).
Silver Star Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This route features amazing geological formations and stunning views of Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens, and Mount Adams. The trail, which is primarily singletrack, is pretty rocky, though not much in the trees so the views can be enjoyed.
There is a smattering of doubletrack as well. Not a lot of switchbacks; this is rather a gradual climb. This is truly a must- do venue. In mid- to late June, a special event (similar to a Fat Ass run) is held at this area on the solstice. The wildflowers are in abundance during this time of year."
--Adam Chase and Nancy Hobbs , Best Trail Runs: Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"The Silver Star massif makes quite an impression as you crest Washington Pass on the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20). The verticality of the Wine Spires and the Silver Star summit has inspired generations of mountaineers.
For ski tourers, Silver Star is no less inspirational, with long descents and multiple tour options surrounded by the impressive granite towers and beautiful larch groves for which the area is famous. The combination of ambience and quality ski terrain make Silver Star a not-to-miss ski touring destination."
--Martin Volken , Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington (The Mountaineers Books).
"Silver Star Mountain, 4390 feet, is located in the far southwest corner of Gifford Pinchot National Forest and on land managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources."
--Chris Van Tilburg, Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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