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Angels Rest to Devil's Rest Loop Trail [CLOSED]

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Mount Hood National Forest

Angels Rest to Devil's Rest Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 10 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Corbett, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.0 mi Elevation gain 3,077 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Closed

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Getting There

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. 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.

No bathrooms at the trailhead, but there's plenty of parking and additional roadside parking if you need it.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, 503-668-1440

Eastbound on I-84 Take Bridal veil exit # 28. The trailhead is south of the Historic Columbia River Highway, opposite the junction with the interstate access road in Bridal veil. Westbound I-84 Take Ainsworth State Park exit # 35 and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway for 7.1 miles (11.4 km). This trail does not require a parking pass permit. Please be aware, there is another overflow parking area just west of the main lot, on the historic highway. Consider parking at this location, not even 0.25 miles away), rather than along the street.

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Allyson Daniels
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Hiking

Exit from the highway closed/road beyond it. No way to access the trailhead.

Tony Martinez
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Hiking

Is this trail closed ??

Evan Brown
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Hiking

Absolutely amazing! I highly recommend you check this out, if you come on a clear day you can see all the way to Portland!

Alina Dor
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HikingMuddy

I did this hike in February and it was really muddy but the view was amazing. I loved it.

Negated Cannaday
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RunningRockyScramble

AWESOME! Loved the views. The run uphill was tiring. Not muddy enough for me to consider it to be ‘muddy’. But worth the trip to the top. I was running the Devil’s Rest but turned back (for some reason my phone was at 1%, and had kinda a time restriction, in hindsight I cut myself short). For the part of the Devil’s Rest that I ran I thought it was a comfortable run. Not muddy. Slight incline. Very peaceful forest run. Guess not many people choose to go past Angel’s Rest. As for the run down... is was the best part, aside from the view. Just careful not to trip. There are a lot of exposed rocks in some sections of Angel’s Rest. ‘Eating shit’ in some sections and you might seriously break something. Should start early if your gunna run it. I started at about 8:30am and there were already 6 car in the parking lot. When I came back down (around 10:00am) the lot was almost full. Hard to run when the trail is busy. Might be back sometime to finish the rest of Devil’s Rest. * No parking fee. * GPS works. (great signal) * No restrooms (but 1 mile up the road @ Bridal Veil Falls trailhead there are, -very clean- restrooms).

Emily Ahadizadeh
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Awesome trail, some parts a bit muddy. There is a portion of the trail from the top of Angels to Devils that is a little overgrown but nothing major. Great views and great trail! Kind of busy near the lower parts but clears up as the trail steepens.

Meli Bau
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HikingMuddyWashed out

Great hike, but extremely muddy and wet atm. It was also cloudy when we went so I'll definitely have to return so I can see the views. I got a bit lost finding the connector trail from Angel to Devil. As you approach the Angel's Rest summit area, you'll see a group of rocks where you can climb up and sit an the righthand side. As you climb, you'll see a path on the right. I followed the Alltrails map to find it.

Emily R
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

I loved this loop! Once you get past Angel’s Rest there is basically no one up there. There's a path to the right before you get to the Angel's rest summit that brings you up to Devil's Rest and then a trail on the right before the Devils Rest summit that starts the loop back around. I just followed the map from there (they have signs/maps posted that are easy tomdigure out). It took me 4.5 hours with all of the snow and it was a bit more effort then I was expecting (should have brought more food!), but I loved it. Having some snow gaiters and yak traks probably would have been helpful, but I did just fine with my trail runners. My gps said it was just under 12 miles and 3100 ft of elevation starting at the main Angel’s Rest parking area. The views were spectacular and the ever changing trail ie mud, snow, dirt, rocks, sections of stream, change in elevation, etc kept things interesting. I'd love to come back and do this loop in the spring and summer!

Karen Zech
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Hiking

Beautiful area and magnificent views of the river and valley from the top. The waterfall was a lovely stopping point. the trail was a little muddy and slippery in some spots but overall not bad. When you're nearing the top and find the rock slide area, just keep walking across (not up or down) and you'll find the path on the other side. The only negative is the noise.....man, the noise from the highway below was ever present nearly the whole way.

Jim Sisco
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Hiking

Trail is nice and dry. We started up trying to get to the top by sunset 1636. We wound up stopping on the rocks below the summit. The air was crisp and smelled so clean. Of course with fall having had its effects already. You could now see the details that spring and summer had been hiding. With darkness following us we made it back down just in time to hope back on to 84 heading west A glimmer of the day still shining on the far horizon.

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Andrew Thacker
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HikingRockyScramble

All in all loved this hike. For me it’s always about the payoff and the views at Angels rest were amazing! I loved Cooper falls but it was really close to the parking lot. The reward for that one was just too soon for me but wonderful anyhow. I would recommend going. It’s always worth the trip for a good healthy and rewardingly beautiful time!

Ryan Santos
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Barbara Mora
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HikingMuddyRockySnowWashed out

My favorite hike

Wendy Touzeau
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Alexzander Hines
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James Mardon
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Hiking

I’ve hiked Angel’s Rest no less than 75 times over the years yet never ventured to Devil’s Rest. The hike was easier than you’d expect for 3200’ of climbing and a really good snapshot of some of the Eagle Creek burn. The forest is regenerating slowly and it is pretty amazing to see its growth. While the hike was pleasant, Devils Rest does not hold the same magic as Angels Rest. Basically it’s a rock with limited views and not worth it IF you’re going just for a view. The hike is worth it if you want to hike 10.5 miles and climb 3200’ though! Oh... and if you’re the gal with the star tattoo, we hope you found your path back to the car.

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Blake Newton
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Hiking

Angles rest can become slightly crowded but devils rest was one of the most secluded hikes I’ve been on. The majority of the views were at angels but devils had some great “deep forest” feels to it. Also, if you go with your girlfriend be carful because she may start to get grumpy around 2600 vertical feet. I believe that is where they tend to reach their “vertical limit” and shortly thereafter give you look of why the hell am I in the woods with this guy... Bring snacks and offer them to her around this point to quell the anger. Fruits work well but baked good such as cookies and pastry’s are best.

Ian Barry
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Hiking

Crowded up to Angels Rest, but clears out toward Devils Rest, tho trail overgrown. At the latter, where sign says trail ends, believe it; trail goes for a bit then dead ends, so some backtracking required to make a loop.

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Adam Velarde
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Hiking

i definitely shouldn't have done this for the first hike, but glad I did. I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow. :)

Taylor Anderson
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Hiking

Great hike, fairly steep but worth it. Nice waterfall and stream crossing. The fork at the top is easy to miss. Extra parking up the hill from the main area.

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