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    Silver Star and Ed’s Trail Loop

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    7.6 km
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    441 m
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    The Silver Star and Ed’s Trail Loop is a varied, interesting hike with great views. This 75.6 km hike has a bit of scrambling involved, but it’s rated as moderate overall. The views are excellent, but we don’t recommend this trail for the faint of heart, for dogs, or for kids. There are some steep sections with drop-offs to consider. Additionally, you’ll need a high-clearance vehicle to get to the trailhead. Expect heavy traffic on this hike.

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    Route Description for Silver Star and Ed’s Trail Loop

    The loop to Silver Star Mountain on Ed’s Trail and Silver Star Trail is a fun trip with great scenery. We especially like this trail in the fall when the leaves are changing. Come prepared for steep sections, narrow drop-offs, and some light scrambling.

    We recommend downloading your GPS track ahead of time as there’s no service for most at the trailhead. Additionally, you’ll likely need a high clearance vehicle to make it up the forest road to the trailhead.

    Beginning from the trailhead, go left onto Ed’s Trail. Generally keep left at the junctions. The trail begins fairly mildly, but take your time navigating a narrow, steep section on the way to the base of Silver Star mountain. As you approach the mountain, go straight through the first junction, then keep left, then keep right. Ascend the peak, enjoy the views, then head back down to where the trail splits. Keep left onto Silver Star Trail. Things are a little less precarious on this side. Follow this trail back to the starting point, taking care not to veer off on one of the connecting side trails.

    Getting to the Silver Star and Ed’s Trail Loop Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Silver Star and Ed’s Trail Loop is at the end of Forest Road 4109.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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