Angel and Covel Creek Falls Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Randle, WA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Randle, south 1 mile on Highway 131 to Forest Service Road 23. Veer left and drive 8 miles to Forest Service Road 28. Turn right and drive 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road 76. Stay right and drive 1 mile to the Cispus Environmental Learning Center. The trailhead is on the opposite side of Road 76.
We were a little confused as to which trail went where, as we had no map or cell service. We logged it as the cispus braille trail but we actually did the Covel creek falls hike up to the waterfall, then we turned around and came back down the trail, found another trail that took us back the way we came except took us around where the small bridge washed out. On our way back out we did what I'm assuming is the cispus "Braille trail" for the blind. We followed the yellow rope around the loop and it was Quite a nice loop. This trail with the rope is actually the .5 mile loop the trail specifies. The Covel creek falls hike was a bit more tricky with steep inclines and switchbacks. We had our two large dogs with us and they did just fine.
I feel this review was a little confusing....but go have fun!
This is the start to a much better hike. This hike leads to two amazing waterfalls and some spectacular rock formations. The trail will walk you under and behind one of the falls. It has some 700 feet in elevation gain over 5 miles if you do the whole thing. But 100% worth it. You will never be bored during this hike. It keeps you visually stimulated despite the huffing an puffing that might occur at times.