Angels Rest Loop Trail

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Angels Rest Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Corbett, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.7 miles 3553 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

A moderate-rated hike off highway 30 that leads to awesome views of the Columbia River & Gorge. 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. 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. Some nice flower features of this hike are the wildflower displays (which peaks in May) of blue-eyed grass, star-flowered Smiliacina, and trillium at lower levels. Also you get a grand view of the Gorge once you reach the top. There is even a bench to rest yourself on that overlooks the entire area.

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19 days ago

Not the full loop trail. Just an out and back to the top.

Started out at 6:00 AM. It was about 40°F and dark enough to need head lamps or other lights. Trail was easy and safe though muddy, snowy/icy, and slick in locations. Boots with good traction are recommended if heading out this time of year. I wore a base layer, plus my top layer and a jacket which was plenty for is warmth. Upon arriving at the top, cloud cover was dense enough to restrict visibility to about a half mile but the views were still breathtaking. Wind wasn't too bad though a windbreaker/rain jacket may be useful. The morning mist provided some excellent photos and overall was a very relaxing and beautiful hike. Recommended.

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19 days ago

I absolutely love this hike! The views in any season are breathtaking. I try to do it a couple times a year.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this at night under the super moon. Once you got out of the forest a headlamp was no longer needed. The majority of the trail was covered in a few inches of snow that had frozen solid. I'd highly suggest a pair of spikes or other traction devices as climbing the switchbacks was very slick. I was the only one on the trail and enjoyed a gorgeous albeit windy view of the gorge, Portland and the moon.

I was up at the top for about an hour resulting in my hydration pack freezing solid. Oops.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike, pretty easy. I usually do this at least once a month. The view and the pictures you can take up there make this REALLY worth the walk, especially sunrise/sunset.

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2 months ago

I enjoyed this hike. Less crowded than the lower falls hikes in the area. Great view of the gorge and river from Angel's rest.

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3 months ago

Love this hike! Great work out and very rewarding. During warm summer days, it can be very warm on the top. My dog had issues finding shade. Bring lots of water. Take your time to explore the summit. There are multiple awesome spots.

hiking
3 months ago

great trail. Good work out climbing uphill. Beautiful views at top. Lots of dogs for my dog to visit with. Hunter gets hot and thirsty at top, so carry at least 1-2 liters water for you and dog. Fun hike to do at night, when moon is full or close. You can do the round trip in 2 hours if you move fast, don't linger too long at top or easily in 3 hours and enjoy views. Parking is a challenge on weekends.

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3 months ago

I'm so fat I almost died halfway up.

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3 months ago

Amazing views and rocks to perch on. Only downside was the number of people! Even parking was a challenge. But it's a great hike so it's easy to see why it's so popular.