Angel's Rest
Western Gorge, Oregon
Hikers on top of Angel's Rest (Friends' archive)
alert Trail Alert, Jul 24, 2020: This high-traffic trail remains closed to the public due to the social distancing measures enacted by local and state health officials. The most current closure information can be found at ReadySetGorge.com.
Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
1500 feet
Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail Features
Family Friendly:
Yes
Restrooms:
No
Trailhead Pass:
No
Trail Details
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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.

Driving Directions

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.