Angels Rest Trail

Corbett, OR
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Angels Rest Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a great forest setting and an amazing view payoff. It is *not* only recommended for experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round.

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 Hig

No bathrooms at the trailhead, but there's plenty of parking and additional roadside parking if you need it.

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13 Completed 1 Reviews

Gorgeous view! I went on Saturday April 5th. The trail was really muddy from all the rain during the weekend but the view at the end was definitely worth it. Good hike to start the year!

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16 Completed 3 Reviews

Great short hike on a sunny Saturday. I took my 10-year-old daughter and two of her friends (both of which have been hiking with us before, so I wasn't worried about their abilities and the terrain).
Wonderful forest hiking followed by some amazing views at the top. Side note: when you get to the west facing talus slope with a great view, you're not quite there. Continue on up another quarter of a mile and you will surely not regret it! The 180+ degree views from the top of the rocks are Amazing!
Heavily traveled trail and like someone else mentioned, not everyone abides by the 'single file on the right rule'.

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27 Completed 6 Reviews

Very busy hike, definitely family friendly, nice view :)

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Angels Rest Columbia River Gorge

Take I-84 East from Portland Exit 28, stay right on main road about 1/4 mile, stop sign at Y take a right and trail head is on left South side of road lots of parking but is usually full. This is one of the areas most popular hikes so if you don't like CROWDS of people and dogs this is not your place, though the end view is amazing.

It was a cold dry, and probably the windiest day I have ever experienced, news said gusts around 75 - 80 on the top. The hike starts out eastward on a gradual incline on nice trail though it can get muddy and Icy depending on the weather. You will have a few nice view points of the Columbia river and a couple waterfalls to enjoy on the way up. Hold on to your kids, dogs and the old as no railing in a few areas that have a LONG way down. At the top you have a few large boulders to crawl over then your there, again no railing for kids and dogs. The top offers 180 deg west to east view of the Columbia River looking north, If it's a clear day you can see the high-rise buildings in downtown Portland. It took 1hr 10 min with a few stops along the way. Like I say great view but way to many people and dogs, that don't know to walk on the RIGHT side of the trail single file.

Suggestion of the day: Always take a quick photo of your trail head maps with your phone, you never know.

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12 Completed 9 Reviews

The whole hike is breathtaking to say the least. I wish i had the balls to go on the rocks on the edge of the cliff. This is a hike a plan to do again in the near future. High traffic though

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19 Completed 16 Reviews

Great rain or shine. The elevation gain makes for a great workout. The view from the top is perfection.

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Gorgeous. It's a leeetle steep, but Mee-Ma and Pop-Pops can do it if they're skinny-ish and if you give them plenty of time to catch their breath. The views at the top are epic. If you're lucky enough to find yourself there early morning or around sunset (bring a headlamp--the trail's fine at night), it's amazing. You'll be alone, and feel on top of the world for such a short hike. If it's a weekend and mid-day, well, get ready to make some new friends.

Want to do it up right? Start out at Wahkeena, hit Angel's Rest via the north (gorge-overlooking) trail, loop back to Devil's on the south (non-gorge side/overlooking) trail then back to Wahkeena. That should get you for nine miles, and once you gain the initial elevation there's not a terrible amount of additional gain.

Want to really do it up right? Start at Wakeenah, head to Angel's Rest, hang out and be cool, loop back up to Devil's (via a different trail that is on the S side and doesn't overlook the gorge), head all the way over to Multnomah, head down to Multnomah falls, dodge annoying tourists, then walk back to Wakeenah via a short .6 mile trail that parallels the highway. Then, well, you've done 12-13 mi, you're cool, and officially not a tourist. (Note: if you really want to remain a tourist, however, you can do-up the whole shebang with a point-and-shoot and an umbrella. Then you're like some kind of "trail hipster.")

Yes, sadly, people have died up at Angel's Rest. If you want to be "epic" and try to do a yoga pose on a rock with a 150 drop all around, know the risk you're taking. Otherwise, there's nothing inherently dangerous about Angel's Rest.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went on Sunday 9/29 with my Golden Retriever. Great hike. Awesome views of the Gorge and the Columbia. Glutes are sore today.. excellent. Only saw a few people on the trail, mostly because it was downpour. This is expected NW weather imo. Gets a bit rocky near the top, so it can get slippery if you don't have the right gear. I'm not a huge fan of heights so I stayed pretty safe at the peak, but it looks like you can get right up to the edge if you're really into that. Not my thing. Keep the kids at home because there are some dangerous spots. Overall, awesome first visit to Angel's Rest.

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20 Completed 2 Reviews

Walked several Gorge trails this day, did 2.2 miles top of Angel peak, lots of wild flowers photos, counted 30-40 hikers on trail in June. Great view of the Columbia river East and West and the river traffic. Very nice day.

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