Silver Star Mountain via Silver Star Trail - Trails 180 and 180D

Yacolt, Washington 98675

Silver Star Mountain via Silver Star Trail - Trails 180 and 180D

Silver Star Mountain via Silver Star Trail - Trails 180 and 180D Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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. 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."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland (Menasha Ridge Press)
Paul Gerald
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"Even the trailhead is scenic, and other than a few short stretches here and there, every foot of the trail is, too. From the trailhead, look for the path heading right, past a brown hiker sign. Follow this pathway through several brushy switchbacks to an old jeep road, then take that 150 yards to a wide gravel area with a view of Mount Hood through a notch in a ridge. Stop here, at the 0.5-mile point, and catch your breath. Where the road swings back to the right and heads uphill, look for Ed’s Trail #180A heading left, along the ridge. If you have little kids, consider taking this road out and back, as it would avoid some scrambling up ahead. We’ll come back on the road, but it’s better to follow Ed for now." Read more

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6/17/2010
Tennis shoes are fine! Lovely fields of Batchelor Buttons waving in the Gorge winds. Foot traffic and bike traffic light on this paved path thru the twin tunnels. Finally got some sun in the east end of the Gorge.
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Trail Information

Yacolt
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Mid-June through October
Season
Views, Wildflowers
Features
USDA Forest Service, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Monument Headquarters, 42218 NE Yale Bridge Road, Amboy, WA 98601; (360) 449-7800; www.fs.fed.us/ gpnf/mshnvm
Local Contacts
USGS Gumboot Mountain and Bobs Mountain 71/2-min. quads
Local Maps

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Dec 2018