Devil's Rest Loop

MODERATE 20 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2896 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful loop! Had a bit of everything... woods/foliage, rocks, elevation and scenic views.

There are different route options... I followed a loop that was 11 or so miles + wandering in the wrong direction a couple of times.

https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Angel%27s_Rest-Devil%27s_Rest_Loop_Hike

Check out the side-trail right near Devil's Rest, to get an open view.

walking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Angels Rest to Devils Peak - busy until you get past Angels then it quiets down. Decent hike all in all

7 months ago

No view of the gorge, but a good hike. I took angels rest to the devil peak and back. 3hrs at a good pace.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

THIS IS NOT A TOURIST HIKE. If you are trying to do it as a loop, you will be on unofficial trails that are not graded, maintained, or signed as you would expect official trails to be. Junctions may not be signed at all, or if they are they will be handmade signs that can be difficult to spot/understand. These unofficial trails are an excellent place to get lost, or just stuck in the huge boggy mess in the springtime. Even if you're not *trying* to do the loop and only meant to go out and back, Devil's Rest is basically unrecognizable as a "destination," so you will quite likely walk right past it onto the unofficial trails without having any idea where you are.

Many times I have had people ask me where Devil's Rest is *while standing on Devil's Rest*. If you're looking for a destination hike, skip past Devil's Rest junction and head on to Angel's Rest, Wahkeena, or Larch/Multnomah. If you only have a limited time to hike in the gorge, almost anything will be a better choice--especially if you have not taken the time to research and understand the trails beforehand.

All that said, if you're looking for a chance to add some more miles and more elevation to the familiar nearby trails in the gorge, Devil's Rest is a nice option to have. It's a good workout, a bit less traveled, and there are a few openings along the route that allow views out across the river. Mostly you're in the trees. This is a hike for people who just like the activity. It will frustrate those who want a hike to be about a particular destination or view.

Current conditions include some spots of snow still on the trail along the top, and a lot of mud.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Friday, March 04, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, October 18, 2015

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.

hiking
Thursday, March 12, 2015

hiking
Friday, February 27, 2015

trail running
Sunday, June 22, 2014

hiking
Saturday, June 07, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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).

trail running
Monday, April 29, 2013

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.

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2012