Hikers on top of Angel's Rest (Friends' archive)
Trail Description Driving Directions
Trail Alert, Dec 14, 2018: This trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017. The Forest Service has reopened the trail, but warns hikers to enter at their own risk because of hazardous conditions, including loose rocks, falling trees and limbs, debris flows, and damaged or blocked trails. Less experienced hikers should consider an alternative to this hike while these conditions exist, and all hikers with dogs or small children should consider safer alternatives.
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.
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- Type: Out and back
- Distance: 5 miles round trip
- Elevation Gain: 1500 feet
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Restrooms: Yes
- Trailhead Pass: No
Gorge Trailhead Passes Guide
Post-Fire Gorge Hiking Opportunities
These trails and recreation areas in and around the Gorge are open for exploring.
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