CHS 2 Hike - Silver Star via North Ridge

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Silver Star via North Ridge

COLUMBIA GORGE WEEKEND CHS2 HIKE. Loop hike to summit of Silver Star Mountain via the Grouse Vista & Tarbell Trails with optional side trip to see the Indian Pits.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

Meeting time is 7:30AM at a location to be determined (depending on where participants are lodging). Pack up! We will conquer this trail en route home to Seattle on Memorial Day.

The view from Silver Star Mountain is one of the best around. Sitting in the center of the Chinook Trail System near Battle Ground, Silver Star offers expansive vistas from the get-go, and is one of the absolute best spots in Southwest Washington for wildflowers in the springtime.  From the 4300-foot summit, it's easy to see why this is a well-loved and popular destination.  Weather permitting, you’ll have views in all directions as Mounts Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Jefferson loom before you, while the Columbia River and nearby towns all lie at your feet. Don't forget your camera!


Silver Star via North Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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