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There’s no wrong way to climb Silver Star, but taking Ed’s Trail provides the most scenic route for reaching the summit. A 5-mile round-trip, Ed’s Trail winds across rocky ridgelines and through fields blooming with wildflowers in spring. Once at the top, the bald summit of Silver Star offers a 360-degree panoramic viewpoint from which Mounts Rainier, St. Helens, and Hood—even downtown Vancouver—can all be easily spotted on a clear day.