Covel Creek Falls and Angel Falls Trail Loop

HARD 13 reviews

Covel Creek Falls and Angel Falls Trail Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Randle, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Directions from Primary Forest Route 23: Travel south to Cispus Learning Center.

9 days ago

We did this hike on Mother's Day and took our 4 month old! FYI, u have to use alternate trailhead right now since the bridge is washed out. Use trail 256 (burley mountain).
When you get to a split in the trail, a marker will say waterfalls 1 mile and if u split down hill that takes u to the other waterfall that u can walk behind.
There was no one else at either fall or on trail when we went which was very nice! We didn't do the hike in a loop we went straight to waterfall then backtracked the way we came back to split in trail then hiked down to other waterfall then went back the way we came in pretty sure u can still do this as a loop even with the washed out area.

10 days ago

This was a nice hike, a bit confusing right now, due to trail damage. Also called Curtain Falls on the map handed out at the center. Also confusing. It was very beautiful and I would go again.

19 days ago

23 days ago

This hike is fantastic. Easy trail to the first falls. Second falls has a slight elevation gain. So worth it. Huge rock slabs, mini caves, rivers, this trail has it all.

1 month ago

great hike! spectacular scenery!

4 months ago

10 months ago

Really nice hike with cool bridges several scenic waterfalls. Didn't finish the hike but even doing about half was a nice if not brief workout

11 months ago

Friday, March 11, 2016

Buenísimo 100% recomendable

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Nice shorty. Well marked trail and beautiful forest.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

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!

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

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Friday, August 10, 2012

We headed to Randle and checked in at the Randle Ranger Station. The ranger suggested the Angel Falls trail, which begins at the Cispus Learning Center, 10-15 miles outside of Randle.

The map we received at the Ranger Station was rudimentary at best, with no mileage markers or clues as to elevation gain, etc. However, it turned out to be a spectacular hike. This loop trail, which we did counterclockwise, leads hikers behind Angel Falls and then up some steep switchbacks. The loop eventually circumnavigates the enormous rocky knob from which the falls originate. We wished we knew more about geology as this is truly a geologists dream. The many caves and enormity of the cliffs are fascinating. The forest seems primeval, with visions of dragons coming to mind. It seems as though every turn in the trail leads to another natural wonder!

We estimated that the entire hike was around 5 miles, with the difficulty factor being moderate. The trail is steep and narrow in places and slippery behind the falls. There were quite a few blown down trees to climb over but were not a problem. We highly recommend this hike and were actually grateful that it was a cloudy day or we might never have discovered it!

Park outside the Cispus Learning center and the Angel Falls Loop starts at the side of the Cispus Braille Trail.