Silver Forest Trail

Mount Rainier National Park
Located 25.4 miles from Buckley, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
2,216 Steps 1  (1.0 mi)


The Silver Forest Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,329 ft (1,929 m), a minimum elevation of 6,191 ft (1,887 m), and an elevation range of 138 ft (42 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
2,2161.0 mi6,191 ft6,329 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
31 min15.5186 ft239 ft
[ B to A ]
31 min19.9239 ft186 ft

What is the length of the Silver Forest Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.0 mi (1.6 km) or 2,216 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Silver Forest Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 31 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 31 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Silver Forest Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Rainier National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Bearhead Mountain, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Clear West Peak, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Sun Top, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mowich Lake, WA
  5. Topo Map: Sunrise, WA
  6. East Topo Map: White River Park, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Rainier West, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Rainier East, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Chinook Pass, WA

Is there a Silver Forest trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Silver Forest Trail is located on the Sunrise and White River Park topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.