Silver Star Mountain (Friends' archive)
Trail Description Driving Directions
Trail Alert, Oct 16, 2017: The Forest Service roads up to Ed's Trailhead are in very poor condition this year; much worse than in year's past. You will encounter potholes, boulders, stream channels, and washboarding.
From the parking area, take trail #180. The trail starts as a single track dirt path through a young maple forest. It soon comes to a closed road and follows the old lookout access road most of the way up the mountain. You'll pass the signed lower end of Ed's Trail. From here, you can follow Ed's Trail to the left to create a loop. You will pass a couple of false summits, then the trail eventually dips into the forest near the junction with Ed's Trail and the Bluff Mountain Trail. The old road becomes very rocky at this point, and you'll soon come to another unmarked road junction. Turn left and head up the rocky spur road toward the summit.
Please Note: The 8-mile stretch on Road 41 and 4109 is very rough with potholes, boulders, stream channels, and wash-boarding. A mid to high-clearance car is necessary. + Read More
- Type: Loop
- Distance: 5 miles round trip
- Elevation Gain: 1500 feet
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Family Friendly: No
- Restrooms: No
- Trailhead Pass: No
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