Starway Trail #175
ElevationAscent: 2,818' 859 m
Descent: -683' -208 m
High: 3,955' 1,205 m
Low: 1,555' 474 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Cape Horn Loop
6.7 mi 10.9 km • Loop • 1,344 ft Ascent 409.8 m Ascent
Singletrack Washougal, WA( 20 )
Angel's Rest Lookout
4.1 mi 6.6 km • Out and Back • 1,441 ft Ascent 439.21 m Ascent
Singletrack Bridal Veil, OR( 16 )
Multnomah Falls Out and Back
2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 868 ft Ascent 264.56 m Ascent
Singletrack Bridal Veil, OR( 12 )
Hamilton Mountain Loop
7.1 mi 11.5 km • Loop • 2,169 ft Ascent 660.96 m Ascent
Singletrack Stevenson, WA( 29 )
Beacon Rock Summit Trail
0.8 mi 1.3 km • Loop • 555 ft Ascent 169.25 m Ascent
Singletrack Stevenson, WA( 12 )
Panther Creek Falls Trail #137
0.3 mi 0.5 km • Loop • 37 ft Ascent 11.25 m Ascent
Singletrack Carson, WA( 2 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A shorter, but steeper, route to Silver Star Mountain.”— Bruce Hope
From the trailhead on Forest Road 41, descend Forest Road 4107 to Copper Creek, cross the very solidly constructed bridge, turn left (upstream, east) and continue on Forest Road 4107. At 0.25 miles past the bridge, you’ll reach a junction with the Starway Trail #175. It leaves the old roadbed and climbs very steeply to the west up the side of the ridge on a rough old mining "road". The trail follows this old road upward to the ridge at about 2,600 feet where the road ends and the grade eases a bit.
About two miles from the trailhead (around 3,200 feet), you’ll pass the collapsed remnants of a crudely constructed shelter – just logs and plastic tarps in a pile. Your first chance for a view comes about 0.25 miles past this old shelter.
Past the shelter, the trail degrades into little more than an often hard to discern use trail. It is not too difficult to follow as the tread can be seen from time to time and pink ribbons (and a few cairns) here and there provide routing hints. HOWEVER, if you are uncomfortable running without a clearly discernible trail and aren't solid on navigation, this would be a good place to turn back.
If you press on, the trail continues along the ridge southward for two miles, passing over Point 3977, dropping to a saddle, then ascending to end at its junction with the Bluff Mountain Trail #172 less than a mile east of Silver Star Mountain. Turn right (west) here on the #172 if you wish to continue to the summit of Silver Star Mountain.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes
Land Manager: USFS - Gifford Pinchot National Forest Office