Angel’s Rest Trail #415
Devil’s Rest Trail #420c
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Length: 2.4 miles to Angel’s Rest, 6 miles to Devil’s Rest
Trail Uses: Hiking
Facilities available: Parking
Season of Use: March to December
Elevation: 100 to 1320 feet
Visitor Use: Heavy
Recreation Pass to Park: No
Directions to Angels Rest Trail
Eastbound I-84 – Take Bridal veil exit # 28. The trailhead is south of the Historic Columbia River Highway, opposite the junction with the interstate access road in Bridal veil. Look for the parking area. Westbound I-84 – Take Ainsworth State Park exit # 35 and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway for 7.1 miles (11.4 km).
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Angels Rest Trail Description
Starting in a fern-filled forest, the trail climbs uphill for 0.6 mile before reaching the top of Coopey Falls, a 150 to 175 foot horsetail waterfall, and the footbridge crossing the creek. Look for a wildflower display (which peaks in May) of blue-eyed grass, star-flowered Smiliacina, and trillium. Continuing on, the trail begins to switchback uphill for 1.6 miles before reaching the ridge crest. Turn left at a junction to a spectacular gorge viewpoint. Use extreme caution at the steep cliff edge. Continue 1.8 miles past junction to Wahkeena Springs and junction with trail 400/420 to Fairy Falls, Wahkeena Falls, and Wahkeena Falls trailhead. Continue another .3 miles past trail 400/420 junction to trail 420c junction, take Devil’s Rest Trail 420c to Devil’s Rest.
Angels Rest Trail Features
Multnomah Falls Area Hiking Trails Map including Angel’s Rest Trail Map
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USFS Angel’s Rest Trail web page
USFS Devil’s Rest Trail #420c Trail web page
USFS Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Day Hiking web page
USFS Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Backpacking web page