Silver Star Mountain Trail, Skamania County, Washington
About Silver Star trail
Silver Star Mountain trail hike has some amazing views. As you hike up to Silver Star Mountain you are climbing up above the surrounding hills and valleys of southwest Washington state. On a sunny day, like we were blessed to have, you may catch a glimpse of a distant mountain or two.
This hike is especially beautiful during spring and early summer when the wildflowers are in full bloom and everything is lush and green.
Silver Star Mountain trail is in Skamania County in Washington State.
Silver Star trailhead to Silver Star Mountain: 4 miles
Grouse Vista trailhead to Silver Star Mountain loop: approx. 7 miles
Start and end point
There are two route options for Silver Star Mountain.
Start at Grouse Vista trailhead (which is to the southwest of Silver Star) and hike northeast.
Start at Silver Star trailhead (which is northeast of Silver Star) and hike southwest.
If you hike the Grouse Vista trail up to Silver Star Mountain you can continue in a loop to pass by Sturgeon Rock, and then travel down through the valley back to meet up with the Grouse Vista parking area.
From the Silver Star trailhead to Silver Star Mountain the elevation gain is approximately 1,000ft.
From Grouse Vista trailhead to Silver Star Mountain the elevation gain is approximately 2,040ft.
Mostly dirt trail with some gravelly sections.
There are small parking areas at the Silver Star trailhead and the Grouse Vista trailhead.
There is an outhouse at both parking lots.
Why head to Silver Star trail?
Things to see (aka. photo ops)
The view from Silver Star Mountain on a clear day is phenomenal. A full circle view of the valleys and hills and mountains of southwest Washington. Well worth the climb.
Sturgeon Rock is a basaltic monolith that juts out from the hill near Silver Star Mountain.
If you take the Grouse Vista trail and hike the loop you will pass Sturgeon Rock. Or you could take a quick jaunt from Silver Star Mountain down to Sturgeon Rock.
During springtime and early summer, the wildflowers along the trail are thickly blooming. So many colors and types of flowers to enjoy.
For more on the Grouse Vista trailhead to Silver Star Mountain loop visit Oregon Hikers.
For more on Silver Star trailhead to Silver Star Mountain visit Washington Trails Association
For more on Sturgeon Rock visit Oregon Hikers Sturgeon Rock