Silver Star Tr180

3D view of Silver Star Trail #180

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 7

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 100%

Silver Star Tr180 is a ridgeline trail, one of the star-shaped Silver Star mountain ridges.




Avg: 10.7mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:3400'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 2hr





Silver Star Area Trails

At the edge of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, this system of trails has three main trailheads, at Tarbell,Silver Star and Grouse Creek Vista.

Near Vancouver, the Silver Star area trails are popular with hikers, bikers and equestrians. As a result, the trails get a lot of use and receive good maintenance. There is enough terrain variety and trail length to create decent weekend destination rides, but not the kind of epic rides found further into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Silver Star Tr180 can be ridden as an OAB ride to Chinook Tr180B, but is also the core trail for several loop rides, most notably as part of the Grouse Creek Vista loop ride.

The southern TH is the best starting point for an OAB ride, with the Indian Pit Tr180E spur option.

North of Chinook Tr180B, the trail descends to the FR4109 TH, making the Chinook intersection a good turnaround point.

A good shuttle option is to start from the southern TH and ride to Chinook Tr180B, returning on Tarbell to the Grouse Creek Vista TH.

To reach the northern TH: Go on NE Sunset Falls Rd to the Sunset CG. Go right at the Y intersection, onto FR4100 and go 3.3mi to FR4109.

Make a switchback right turn onto FR4109 and go 3.4mi to the Silver Star TH, passing L1100 on the way.

Note: FR4109 is currently a rough road and Google Maps does not show it connecting to FR4100.

Alternate access is from the Tarbell TH, which would lengthen the ride considerably, or use Dole Valley Rd and L1100 to reach FR4109, to minimize the time on FR4109.

Nearby Bells Mt is a good trail for those seeking easier terrain, but good shuttle opportunities on the other trails creates opportunities for advanced beginners.

Directions: From Battle Ground, go on Lucia Falls Park Rd to Moulton Falls, then go to either the north or south TH. South TH: Go right onto Sunset Falls and go 2.1mi to Dole Valley Rd. Go right onto Dole Valley and go 3.9mi, then the road turns into L1200. Continue 9.6mi to the Silver Star TH at L1500. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Silver Star, Chinook, Pyramid Rock, Sturgeon Rock, Indian Pit Trails Topo Map

OAB Directions

many options

Silver Star Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ride starts on an abandoned road, L1500, then climbs 2400' to the ridgeline.
  • 3.5mi: Go right onto Indian Pit Tr180E and ride .7mi to the archaeological site...then return and continue north on Silver Star Tr180.
  • 6.1mi: At the Chinook Tr180B intersection turn around and head back to TH.



Trail Index

This Ride

Chinook Trail 180B, Indian Pit Trail 180E, Silver Star Trail 180, Silver Star Summit Trail 180D, Sturgeon Rock Trail 180C


Cold Creek Campground, Rock Creek Campground, Sunset Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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