Angel's Rest

Western Gorge, Oregon

Angel's Rest
Hikers on top of Angel's Rest (Friends' archive)

Trail Features

  • Beautiful ViewsBeautiful Views
  • Ice Age FloodsIce Age Floods

Trail Description Driving Directions

alert Trail Alert, May 11, 2017: This is not a dog-friendly trail because of steep cliffs. Two dogs have died here recently so please keep your dog at home.

This hike is a winding trail (#415) on the western end of the Columbia River Gorge that takes you up to great views. It starts at about river level and quickly climbs up through trees and then over boulders before rising to a bluff above the river.  From the top, you'll get a spectacular 270 degree view of the Gorge, including many landmarks like Beacon Rock and Silver Star Mountain.
 
Note: Dogs must be on-leash since this is a heavy use area.
 
– Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of oregonhikers.org. + Read More

Trail Details

  • Type: Out and back
  • Distance: 5 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1500 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

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Angels Rest Trailhead: From the west, take I-84 east to Exit #28/Bridal Veil. Follow the road to the stop sign and turn right onto the Historic Columbia River Hwy. The parking lot is immediately on right. No parking pass required. From the east, take I-84 west to Exit #35/Ainsworth State Park. Follow the Historic Columbia River Highway for 7.1 miles to the Angel's Rest Trailhead and the parking area is on your right. No parking pass required. + Read More

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