Devil's Rest Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Devil's Rest is not so interesting in and of itself as there is no viewpoint, but done as a loop including other things, it can be a wonderful day on the trail.
Poorly marked trails made this hike a headache. we thought we were doing maybe 10 miles but ended up on the wrong trail due to poorly placed signs. It would've made it all worth it for the view except there wasn't one. There was a sign on a tree marking the summit
it's an ok training hike the switch backs in the beginning can turn some people around but after that walk in the forest devils rest has no views at the top so rest eat and continue on to Angels Rest and back for a good full hike
Nice winter hike on a well maintained trail. Some blow down but easy to get around. Good exercise. We did this from Multnomah Falls, up to Angel's Rest then Devil's Rest down to Wahkeena And back to the beginning.
The switch backs at the start of the Devils Rest trail are STEEP! Get ready for a slow climb there, Once you get to the rim it's nice and flat, There is a viewpoint about 0.2 miles from the summit that will have the best view, Since the summit is surrounded by trees you won't get much of a view, But it sure if beautiful, Great place for a break with your friends.
Most do it from Wahkeena Falls. To do it like that, Start out at Wakeenah, follow the signs to Devil's rest, and check it out (it's a peak, but no real views; the good view is .15 miles to the east of Devil's Rest that you'll hit before getting there). You'll need to take a 100-yard or so detour on an unmarked but obvious trail to a viewpoint. After Devil's, keep on going, and take a right on the Foxglove trail (maybe .3 miles west of Devil's Rest). Take it north until it Ts into a trail overlooking the gorge. Head east (right) from there, and you're on you way back to Wahkeena on a trail that meanders above the gorge. Check-out "Devil's Rest" on NWhiker.com for a decent map.
Honestly, there's no reason not to add 2.5 miles or so and just go all the way to Angel's Rest from Wahkeena on the gorge-side. Skip the Foxglove Trail, then loop to devil's rest on the southern trail (not the one you came on), then back to Wahkeena. Though sometimes crowded, Angel's Rest is gorgeous.
I started-out at Angel's Rest and then went to Devil's and Wahkeena then back for 10+mi. If you want to really do all of this right, start-out at Wahkeena, head to Angel's Rest on the N part of the loop trail that overlooks the gorge. Loop back to Devil's rest on the S side trail that doesn't overlook the gorge, hit Devil's, pass Devil's, then trek back and hit Multnomah falls from the top. Get on down to the parking lot, and get ready to dodge tourists. There's a trail that parallels the highway going west to get you back to Wahkeena in .6 miles. Probably 11-12 miles total, but an easy hike once you get over the initial climb up and out of Wahkeena. That, I'd say, is the proper way to own all the falls, trails, and viewpoints around Multnomah falls (then do Larch mountain from Wahkeena or Multnomah when you're feeling really hardcore).
A bit muddy in spots, but a great loop. They rate this trail as 6.1M, but it appears to me that the only way to get to the loop is to climb Angel's Rest, Multonomah, or Wahkeenah trails to get to the start of the Devil's rest loop. Makes a 10M hike. Worth it though, much less traveled than the others.