Wahkeena Falls to Devils Rest is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bridal Veil, 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.
dogs on leash
It was an awesome challenge.. And a beautiful hike... Worth every step!
Went on 11/03/16. Fall color finished peaking a week or 2 prior. Lots of recent rain made the waterfalls along this route quite spectacular. Some brief views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams as you ascend. Most of the hike is in closed canopy forest with some fairly large Doulas Fir scattered along the entire circuit. Get ready for how cool it is that Wahkeena Springs magically emerges right out of the ground. Most of the poison oak seems to be along the first mile or so. Remember to pack it out and stay safe.
Having missed the trail to Devil's Rest from the Angel's Rest hike, I decided to do it from Wahkena Falls. As others have pointed out, there isn't much reason to do Devil's Rest other than to say you did it. It is a nice climb through the woods with not much in the way of viewpoints. I went back via Larch Mountain Trail to Multnomah Falls and picked up an extra few falls that way. It was a fantastic day until I hit the crowds on the last mile to Multnomah Falls.
looks like this hike is getting underrated. start at wahkeena and make your way up. you will see 5 waterfalls through this hike. most people will turn around but if you make the full loop you won't be disappointed. less crowded as well
it's an OK training hike the switch backs in the beginning will turn around some people but once past that it's just a walk in the forest the views are slim here and devils rest is just a bunch of rocks so stop and eat and head back down
Took the loop to Angles Rest myself. Good hike!
Nothing spectacular but some good light snow hiking in the Winter
As others have reported there is no view at Devil’s Rest only a collect of large boulders set among trees. If you what to extend to full day hike continue passed the Rest down Foxglove trail to Angles Rest and back to Wahkeena Falls by way of the Angles Rest trail (trail # 415). At least this will give you a full day loop.