Silver Star Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews

Silver Star Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yacolt, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles
1312 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking


trail running



wild flowers


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, pick up Forest Route 41. Take 41 south to Forest Route 4109. Route 4109 ends the trailhead. Many directions from Battleground are inaccurate. Type in these coordinates into google maps or your iPhone and you'll get there: 45.7673, -122.2433 Please note: you will need a vehicle with clearance.

6 days ago

The best hike my family and I did in the region so far. Absolutly breathtaking View. Look like switzerland, bring your St bernard( giggels) .
the Rode to get there is best for a jeep like vehicule!

7 days ago

Great outing, road could use some help

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25 days ago

As other reviewers have said the road going up the trail head is pretty rough. Big ruts and lots of bumps. You'll need something with clearance and 4WD/AWD. Also watch out for low hanging branches; scratched up the side of my card pretty bad.

Other than the road the trail is great. Amazing views of the mountains and when I went there was a nice breeze so it helped to keep cool. Right now there is still snow on the ground near the summit; it isn't too bad, just be aware of it.

Over all the trail is great, I'm giving it 4 stars because the road there was pretty terrible.

27 days ago

First, you definitely need a vehicle with clearance and all wheel drive to get to the trail head. There are some pretty tricky spots on the access road once you are about 2.5 miles in. It's very rocky so make sure you take it a safe speed for your tires. This is one of my favorite hikes because of how exposed it is. Ed's trail offers a more scenic route with a view of the mountains. It is a little bit more of a scramble in some places but gorgeous. As of yesterday, part of the trail was still not traversable due to snow. You can make it just past the rock arch and then double back to rejoin with the main trail and finish the loop.

27 days ago

First off, you NEED a vehicle with clearance to complete the drive to the trailhead. You can get to within a couple of miles of the trail with a smaller car, but it is imperative that you have something that can take a bit of a rough ride to the top. You also need a Discover Pass.

Silver Star Trail is about 4 and a half miles roundtrip. The trail starts off with a pretty steep climb and doesn't offer much reprieve until the end (though there's a few flat places to rest along the way). The terrain was mostly loose rock, and because we went in May, quite a bit of snow close to the top. Be careful with the snow and take your time during this part.

The view from the top is wonderful, and it's absolutely worth the trek. Be careful on the way down with the snow and the loose rocks that follow immediately after.

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Hiked 5/20/17

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4 months ago

attempted this hike 2/18/2017 the snow levels are very high 2 miles before beginning of trail head. suggest waiting until spring to hike the trail.

4 months ago

the trail puts a boot up your assistance right from the start, but the view at the end is by far the best I've found for a novice hiker

5 months ago

Camped at right near the top of silverstar this New Years weekend. The trails are non existent, covered with snow and ice. I do not recommend for anyone unfamiliar with the trail this time of year. All in all it was a great trip

8 months ago

Definitely happy my friend had her truck no way would a regular car make it up to this trail head , however big advantage is it felt like the whole mountain was yours we only saw someone one time and they were leaving the path. You could make this into a short hike or keep wandering and connect to other trails and make it into a longer hike. Bring shoes with decent traction because a lot of the path is covered in lose rocks so coming back down trail you might have to take it little slower . Short hike up and you have an amazing view !

9 months ago

The summit features awesome views of St Helens, Adams, Ranier, Hood, the Columbia River, and Portland, all from the same spot! Medium difficulty hike with some more difficult offshoots. Get up there during the Golden Hour and you'll bank some awesome shots! If your going in the evening plan for some stronger winds, and a good light to get you home in the dark.

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