Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vancouver, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Silver Star mountain is one of Southern Washington's most exciting summits with views to nearly every local cascade peak. This trail takes the "moderate" way up coming from the South with nearly twice the elevation gain of the traditional route but still much shorter than some of the extended loops. At over 4,000' in elevation, Silver Star Mountain gives views unreviled by nearly anything else in the Columbia River Gorge save perhaps for Larch Mountain's summit. The hike to the top can be made a number of different ways -- all starting considerably high up the mountain via dirt access roads. The Grouse Vista trailhead is located on the south side of the mountain outside of Washington's Washougal and takes just over an hour to reach from downtown Portland. This trail takes a slightly longer (6.0 vs 5.4 R/T) course than the typical route and adds another 800+ feet of elevation gain thru it. The result is smaller crowds (though certainly not empty) and many up-close features as you pass under and then behind Pyramid Rock on the way up.
Beautiful and well worth the scramble! Side note, you do need a wilderness pass.
Nice steady climb with beautiful views at the top.
gorgeous, could see mt.hood, mt.st helens, and mt.jefferson. i would go early as we saw a decent amount people on the trail.
Amazing for trail running! Incredible views the entire time and manageable terrain.
Go on a clear day!!! Absolutely amazing!!!!
Tough incline but totally worth the breathtaking view. I'm a beginner hiker and was able to complete. Don't miss out!
this should be rated as moderate not hard! I've climbed this 6 times and once in 2 feet of snow love this trail and views
Did this hike a few years ago. To see my pictures and review please visit The Washington Trails Association website (WTA.org). Loved the Silver Star Mountain view, and so will you!! Silver Star is the highest point in Skamania County, Washington.
Was very steep in the beginning. leveled out pretty well! I picked the wrong day of the week. After about a half mile after pyramid rock I had to turn around. Got steep and slick. Even got a little snow!! It was fun. Just have to get to the top next time.
This trail is pretty challenging but once you get to the top you would see the beauty of the nature. This trail is pretty steep in the beginning, I'd recommend it to anyone that enjoys hiking
Hardest trail I've done to date but the difficulty it worth it when you see the views at the top!!! Absolutely amazing!!!