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Silver Star Mountain (Okanogan)

North Cascades

Silver Star mountain provides a rewarding hiking and climbing opportunity right off Highway 20. Its majestic barren rocky spires that raise out of the forested slopes seem beyond reach but in fact the summit block requires a bit of exposed scrambling, after a long hike and a glacier traverse. Continue reading

Location

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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Length

Elevation

Gain: 4500 ft.
Highest Point: 8876 ft.

Rating

4.00 out of 5

  • Mountain views
  • Summits

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Silver Star mountain provides a rewarding hiking and climbing opportunity right off Highway 20. Its majestic barren rocky spires that rise out of the forested slopes seem beyond reach but in fact the summit block is attainable, though it requires a bit of exposed scrambling after a long hike and a glacier traverse.

The hike can be done in a day, but there are opportunities for camping at the "Bench", a flat spot around 6700 feet, or at the Burgundy col.

Minutes into the approach hike grand views open to Liberty Bell, Hinkhouse Peak, the Kangaroo Ridge and the hairpin turn on Highway 20.

Without proper glacier gear it's recommended to stop at the Burgundy col. The glacier traverse requires crampons and ice axe at a minimum, at least in late season when the glacier is harder to cross.

Silver Star Mountain (Okanogan)

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5500, -120.6306 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District

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Getting There

From Winthrop, drive on Highway 20. The trailhead is at the first pullout after you pass the turnout to Cutthroat Creek trailhead, close to mile 165 marker. The actual trail descends down to the forest close to the Winthrop side of the pullout.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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