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Angel’s Rest ~ Devil’s Rest Hike

  • Apr 17, 2011 · 8:30 AM
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FEATURES:  This hike is relatively steep as it climbs through wooded areas and eventually out in the open near the summit of Angel's Rest where there are great vistas of the Columbia River Gorge and the surrounding mountains. After passing the cutoff to Angel's Rest the trail continues uphill to the next junction. At this point we’ll go right and follow the Foxglove Trail to the Devil's Rest.  Actually after you reach Devil's Rest, you are in a heavily forested area with no views so we’re going past it for about another mile where we’ll be able to enjoy some real nice views along the trail.  Then we’ll turn around and go back the way we came.




Mileage: approx. 8.8 miles RT
Elevation gain : approx. 1600 ft  to Angel’s Rest +  800 ft. to Devil’s Rest  - Total 2400   
Pace: 1.5-2 mph   (approx. 5-6 hours total)
Difficulty Rating: Difficult due to steep climb and length of hike
Beginners: Adventurous beginners (in very good shape), and all other experience levels.

Dogs:  All dogs MUST be on leash, no exceptions.

Weather: Will advise as known


Leave Gateway: 8:15am

Arriv. TH 8:45am
Hike: 9:00am-3:00pm
Leave TH: 3:15pm
Back at Gateway: Approx. 4:00pm



84 East to Exit 28 (Bridal Veil) Park at Angel’s Rest TH 


Driving $$: Round-trip mileage is approximately 50 miles from Gateway; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $5. Exact change makes it easier. No one will be turned away for inability to contribute. 




10 Essentials:

 (includes compass, whistle, water filtration, extra food, extra clothing, something to start fire, first aid kit, sunglasses/sunscreen)

Waterproof boots  (sturdy, leather boots are suggested)
Rain jacket and pants
gloves, hat, extra pair of socks
warm layers  (NO COTTON ! ) 
lunch and snacks
2 liters of water

Gas Money for the drivers



(Suggested if you have them)

Map of the area
Insulated sit-pad or waterproof plastic bag with extra clothes in it (to take breaks)
Trekking Poles


******** IMPORTANT ********

CARPOOLING: ALL attendees SHOULD come prepared to drive themselves to the  destination and be prepared to meet, ODOT requirements.   Not sure if you’re in compliance? See link to ODOT


RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK;   WE do not deem a driver or vehicle safe.   


PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK;  NW Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail  but  assume no liability for your safety getting to the trailhead or on the trail.



Pls. NOTE:  A lot of people wind up on the waitlist.  If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please be considerate & update your RSVP as soon as you know. 

Waiting List Notice: The waiting list for this hike is manual.  If a spot opens up, everyone on the list receives an email. The first to respond gets the spot. If you don't have a spot, we thank you for your interest and we hope to see you on a future event.

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  • Bill K.

    Perfect day for this hike. Weather was superb and the excellent visibility gave us magnificienet views. So glad we went.

    April 17, 2011

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