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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3044 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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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26 days ago

The parking lot at the bottom has limited spots, but you can also park along the road if the lot is full. I chose to do this hike later in the day in the middle of July so I could get some shade along the way. It's uphill pretty much the whole way, with some climbing required over these gnarly rocks. Lots of room along the path at the top for people to sit down, picnic, and just enjoy the view.

I'm so glad I toughed it out and did this hike before the Eagle Creek wildfire happened. I don't know who much the fire took away from the view. But the viewpoint at the top provides a beautiful vantage point of the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side. Honestly, you could get a view that's just as breathtaking by driving to Vista House at Crown Point. But the view is so much more rewarding when you have to work for it.

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2 months ago

This goes without saying, but don't do this hike in December like I did. It's a lot of work for a foggy view!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Forrest fires made the view less impressive and it was a bit windy at the top but a lovely hike all together

the loop took my brother and I 6 hours, but we took a wrong turn and took our time with the views. Awesome waterfalls and seeing the spring was super cool after seeing the waterfall that it forms. It'll take you some time, so bring water and food!

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3 months ago

Second time I've done this trail up to the Angel's Rest and back which typically takes me (a steady paced hiker, but not super fast) around 2 hours total. A great way to get the heart beat up and enjoy the shade. There's still some water in the creek (Coopey Creek) and you pass over a small bridge at one point. It is super popular to just go to the rest and back, and we saw around 100 people today (Saturday, starting around 10am). Parking can be pretty full, but you can park on the sides of the street. This loop trail incorporates a loop on Devil's Rest Trail that is a lot farther than what most people do.

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3 months ago

One of the best hikes I've been on, with some to notch views. Try to go midweek to avoid heavy traffic.

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3 months ago

2nd time.

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