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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 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.

Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 2,896 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Muddy
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Note: As of October 2020, this trail is closed between the intersection with Trail #420 and Multnomah Falls Lodge. For updates, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions

Bathrooms at Wakeenah.

Wahkeena trailhead is just down the highway (west) of Multnomah falls.

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Tyler Felan
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Great trail. I remember getting to a certain point which got eerily quiet and had my girlfriend slightly spooked. Was interesting for sure! No real viewpoint at summit but overall a great trail to get through, and plenty of decent viewpoints along the way.

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Juan carlos Lopez
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HikingMuddy

Estaba lloviendo pero logramos terminarlo

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Johnny Pham
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One of the worst hikes I’ve been on, but I guess I should’ve looked up some pictures of the end of the trails before hiking it because there’s absolutely no viewpoints or anywhere memorable to enjoy. Basically when you reach the top, there are so many trees in the way that you wouldn’t be able to see the river. There’s a board at the end that says “End of Devil’s Rest Trail” and that’s it. The trip up to the top was very narrow with a lot of spider webs, tall plants, and dead tree branches in the way. If you want to hike this trail and enjoy it, I suggest bring a friend to talk along the way or play some music. It gets extremely quiet once you reach the top and it gives a really creepy vibe.

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Hannah Anderson
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Hiking

Did the trail March 1 and STRUGGLED. So much snow, we lost the trail and ended up having to butt-ski our way down (should have brought snowshoes but even then...). Would not recommend in the snow but probably lovely on a warm, snow-free day, though overall better signage is needed.

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T. Jacob
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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.

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

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D Thompson
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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.

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Nikki Johnson
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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

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Pierre Dubois
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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

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Gaylene Brown
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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.

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Nathan Zaremskiy
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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.

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erik berglund
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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).

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Brian Radgowski
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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.

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Anna McNeely
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Lorene V
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Melissa Holmes
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Shari Aldrich
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Dan McDonough
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Gino Toreli
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D K
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Meghan Zieres
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John Rodriguez
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Brian Johnson
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