Angel's Rest is one of the most popular hikes in the Columbia Gorge and affords gorgeous views of the Columbia River from it's summit. You'll hike through varied terrain, including lush green forest, a barren area from the 1991 forest fire, as well as pass by a waterfall.

This short hike is well worth the effort. Plan to arrive early on spring and summer weekends as it can get very crowded.

Activity Notes

Get away from your desk and out into the gorge to enjoy the sunset from the top of Angel's Rest!

Hike departs the Angel's Rest trailhead promptly at 5pm.  No parking pass required, do not leave valuables in your car. 

Expect a good conditioning pace, and we'll enjoy a snack and the sunset at the top. 

We'll be back to the trailhead by 8pm.  It will be dark.  A headlamp and extra batteries are one of the ten essentials you should always carry, and you'll actually need to use them on this hike.  Spring gorge weather can be unpredictable, so also be sure to pack another of the ten essentials- rain gear and an extra layer.



Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 42 miles
Distance - Round Trip 4 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Interesting Features Old Growth Trees, Ridgelines, Spectacular Views, Waterfalls
Relevant Maps CG1
Awards Qualified Waterfall Award
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