Bluff Mountain Trail is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Washougal, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
Directions from Yacolt: Travel southeast on NE Railroad Avenue for 2.4 miles to NE Sunset Falls Road. Follow NE Sunset Falls Road to the forest boundary. At the boundary, follow Forest Route 41 southeast past Forest Routes 4104 and 4109. There is parking for the trail on 41 that is two miles from the trail. Visitors with four-wheel drive vehicles can access the trailhead by continuing on Forest Route 502.
Great hike. Saw only two groups of hikers the entire time. My biggest complaint was Google Maps gave me really bad directions to the trailhead. Use directions to Sunset Falls Campground. Then cross the bridge and turn left (East). The roads are a lot better and it will literally shave off 30 minutes of travel time. https://goo.gl/bYdDQU
Such a great trail with breathtaking views. The worst part was the road to the trail, countless monster potholes. But it's doable with the right rig. Highly recommend this trail, especially on a clear day. You can see soooo much. Plus if you're feeling more ambitious the trail keeps going along the ridge, not sure how far though.
This is the longest route to get to Silver Star Mountain but it has so much to offer. Fewer people use this trail so you'll never feel crowded even when there is quite a crowd of hikers at the summit. Odds are that they came in from a different trail. The views are outstanding, especially those from the side of Little Baldy and the long open ridgeline that connects Little Baldy to the flank of Silver Star Mtn. Lots of wildflowers to see along the way and some years, like this year, the bear-grass blooms are an incredible display to witness. I wouldn't recommend doing this hike in really hot weather because of the lack of opportunities to get out of the sun but, other than that, this is an amazing hike that I have done many times and highly recommend to others.