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 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. 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."

More Silver Star Mountain via Silver Star Trail - Trails 180 and 180D Professional Reviews and Guides

"You may be reading the directions to this one and thinking, “What a drive!” And the road is rough. But when you’re on Ed’s Trail approaching Silver Star Mountain, you’ll be thinking, “This is too beautiful and mountainous to be so close to town!” This flowersoaked traverse through rocky alpine country is worth all the hassles of getting here."

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

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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
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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Oct 2018