Starway Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Starway Trail is a 5.9 mile 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 and is best used from May until October.

5.9 miles
3,120 feet
Out & Back




wild flowers


no dogs

18 days ago

First go back and read all the reviews that say the trail is steep. Then read them again. I would like to add that the first section is Steep. But it was a great trail, way off the beaten path. We found ripe blueberries, huckleberries, and thimble berries and were rewarded with a terrific view. The road in can get a bit rough in places and make sure you don't miss the little spur off the main road down to the trailhead for the last 1/2 mile.

2 months ago

Trail head is a few hundred yards from where you park by a pedestrian bridge. No marking but it's the only major trail heading up hill so not hard to find. definitely agree with the hard rating. First mile and a half are straight up hill. you come out on a bench and get a break from the climb. Wind your way along the ridge top. In and out of the trees. One more short but steep assent and you're rewarded with a panaramic view of four mountains. Breadth taking. Wild flower we're beautiful. Don't underestimate the walk back down. Can be tricky.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Definitely challenging for a shorter hike, absolutely beautiful summit. In early summer there was still snow banks near the top and the trail isn't easy to follow and it can be hard to find the trailhead

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Could not find trailhead. 1 hrs on gravel pit roads you need a 4x4 and clearance for ruts. Suppose the trailhead is another 1 mile from where direction have you park which requires you to trek through a ravine or creek. Boo! Disappointed.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What a beast at first great hike with stellar views all around

Monday, May 01, 2017

Definitely difficult, but rewarding nonetheless. Lots of snowpack still, so be sure to bring appropriate gear. Look for orange tree tags if the trail is unclear, as the trail was covered with snow for the last 2-3 miles. Rewarding views of Hood, Ranier, St. Helens, and the Sisters.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's a hard hike but once you get to the top it's really beautiful well worth it! Don't miss out.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Extremely difficult - this trail is a real buttkicker. Avoid at all costs on hot days or you risk a heat stroke. I'm not joking either - this trail nearly wiped me out on a hot August day this year. There's one stretch where you gain something absurd like 2,000 feet in less than 2 miles. The real rub is that you have to lose like 500 feet that you regain on the way up, which of course means you have to regain it again on the way back. Yikes!

Difficulty aside, it's a beautiful trail that sees far less use than any other trail on the mountain so you should absolutely hike it if you are in shape. The roads aren't bad either.

1 month ago

Saturday, April 29, 2017