- Rating: Moderate
- Activity: Hike
- Distance: 5.5 miles round trip
The 1902 Yacolt Burn wiped Silver Star clean of firs and pines, leaving behind enriched soil ripe for wildflowers. This month, more than a hundred varieties, such as Western buttercups and tiger lilies, line the way to the top (4,390 feet). There, you’ll trade floral splendor for an equally stunning sight: sweeping views of Gifford Pinchot National Forest and four snowcapped peaks.
ROUND TRIP: 5.5 miles
NEAREST TOWN: Yacolt, Wash.
DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN: 48 miles
PACK: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland; Green Trails Map No. 428; a jeep (for rough roads)