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5 days ago

Beautiful hike! I would definitely do it again, but in the summer. My car could only make it within 2 miles of the trailhead, so we walked up the road to get there. We had to stamp through the snow the entire time, which made for an adventure! However, I definitely recommend snowshoes if you hike in the winter months. The views from the top were stunning and made the trudging worth it in the end.

Hiked this trail a number of times, and it is one that is relatively easy at most points but has a few rough spots if you're not careful. Great view of the Gorge.

One of my favorite hikes! Done it many times and it's good in any season! Amazing views of Mt St Helen's, Mt Rainier, Mt Adam's, Mt Hood and Mt Bachelor from the top!!

Amazing views. It’s takes some climbing! Very challenging, you’ll get dirty

It's closed! But I have gone before and it's one of my favorites! The lady guarding the road said it looks like it's going to take 2 years for some of the trails.

1 month ago

Nice February day! Trail was dry. A few areas that need attention (fallen trees) had to climb through some downed trees, but manageable!

Incredible experience. bring a jeep, lifted suv, or large truck. it's no joke

Fun trail. Hiked on 1/20/18. Needed snow shoes to get to the top.

1 month ago

I have been up to this trail a couple times in January 2018. Most recent is January 21st.

Let's start with the road. I read many reviews and thought, okay, you people can't get your Honda up there or something, it probably isn't that bad. Boy... Was I wrong! I have a Ram 1500 Rebel which is an off-road truck and there are some spots where it challenges the clearance. I also went up there with a friend who has a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk and the road was barely passable and at two points we had the Grand Cherokee on three wheels, and this was trying to keep from the worst stuff.
Right now the snow is really wet and slippery on the road near the parking lot and one corner is pretty bad and you will slip down and fall into a pretty big rut.
Long story short, you need a off-road capable vehicle. I would not take a cross-over, Subaru, etc. kind of vehicle up here until the road is graded again. An SUV with good ground clearance, like a Trail Hawk that can raise the ride height or a full-size truck with 4WD or AWD.

Okay, on to the hike though.
The hike is a pretty steep grade during parts, but the trails are well maintained and the views are impressive on a clear day! There are some cliffs near the trails, but nothing immediately close, but if you have kids/dogs, you may want to stay aware. Overall, well worth the effort and a great place to be!

This is definitely more in the 16 mile range. Started about 8:30 AM and returned to the trailhead just after 5 PM. Moved pretty swiftly with a few stops for layering and about a half hour for lunch. Trail is in great condition. Don't underestimate the final 1.5 - 2 miles on the way up (and down for that matter). Steep and tricky footing, very time consuming. Absolutely worth the hike!!

nice easy good day hike. not too crowded. fun in the snow.

2 months ago

Couldn’t make it to the TH due to the terrible condition of the road. We bailed halfway to the “parking lot”. Too many potholes, ridges, and ditches for a standard passenger car. You will need AWD and a high clearance vehicle to make it all the way up! There was also snow in the higher elevations. Would try again with a better car in better weather.

Deeply saddened that this trail is destroyed from the fire. My friend and I hiked it the last week of August, a week before the Eagle Creek Fire. It was hard and took a ton of mental stamina, but definitely one hell of a special trail. I'll miss it!

Absolutely stunning views from the top on a clear day!

This was definitely a hard hike but worth it. We did this one knowing we probably wouldn’t have a good view at the top but with over a foot of snow, it was still super fun to trek around the top! The 40mph winds were pretty sketch at times so we couldn’t take the scenic way.

A few things to note:
- Like others mentioned, we approached this trail head from the power line access down the road from the hot springs. Go the power line access until you hit a cross road - turn right and go down the hill. Once you see the hot springs buildings you should see the trailhead on the left.
- It’s not marked very well so we ended up being on the PCT most the time but you get to table mountain either way.
- Heartbreak is rough... but worth it! Especially with the snow right now! Just beautiful!
- We has two huge elk attempt to approach us on the trail which was frightening, no bears though!

Trail is closed due to logging operation

Amazing falls and crystal clear water!

The parking lot at the bottom has limited spots, but you can also park along the road if the lot is full. I chose to do this hike later in the day in the middle of July so I could get some shade along the way. It's uphill pretty much the whole way, with some climbing required over these gnarly rocks. Lots of room along the path at the top for people to sit down, picnic, and just enjoy the view.

I'm so glad I toughed it out and did this hike before the Eagle Creek wildfire happened. I don't know who much the fire took away from the view. But the viewpoint at the top provides a beautiful vantage point of the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side. Honestly, you could get a view that's just as breathtaking by driving to Vista House at Crown Point. But the view is so much more rewarding when you have to work for it.

Is this trail still open? I’m guessing after the fire there’s no more trees to grab on to

Trail was closed due to road construction, Nov 2017.

on Silver Star Trail

4 months ago

Great trail, but it was crazy windy and cold the day I went! The views are really great along the way and at the top. I will have to go back and explore more of the trails connecting to the silver star on a warmer day. Also the road about 2.5 miles before the trail is ROUGH! deep trenches, rocks and pot holes. I made it with my Trooper, but I'd be worried with a low clearance vehicle. Just be aware

This is my all time favorite hike! Gets you in shape fast!
I have been back since the Eagle Creek Fire and unfortunately it has been destroyed...

I am hoping over the next few years to try this one again

Kinda hard but worth it

Headed out early on a Saturday morning in hopes for a sunrise summit; unfortunately mother nature had other intentions. The hike started wet and ended frozen, with snow and slush for a good portion of the hike.
The fall colors were in full bloom and by having snow on the ground we were able to identify animal tracks (cougar, bear, dear).
My only real complaint is that hunters were in the area which left me unsettled while hiking but all in all it was a great hike with lots of uphill and what I'm assuming would be spectacular views on a clear day. Total mileage was 6.7

4 months ago

very easy walk very enjoyable

4 months ago

sorry I should of rated this 4 star.

Great trail for a first backpacking trip! Ended up camping just past Chinook Falls. Not too busy due to below 40 degree weather

One of the hardest, but the best trail I've done so far.
It was hard to find, glad there were people there to direct me.

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