Angels Rest

Troutdale, Oregon

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Singletrack trail that ascends a steep, forested ridge to a spectacular summit in the Columbia River Gorge. Waterfall. Bridge crossing. Summit views. This challenging route is a great introduction to the steep and sustained nature of trails in the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a perfect late-afternoon getaway from the hectic Portland scene to a tranquil deep forest and open spaces carved by the Columbia River. Your run starts with a mild grade on nice dirt that sweeps through a cool forest canopy. Soon enough the trail throws in a few rocky sections as the grade becomes steeper. Views soon abound as you proceed through a burn area dating from the early 1990s. Pat yourself on the back here if you’re still breaking stride as the unrelenting grade continues. Nearing the summit you’ll encounter a rather unusual boulder field that is probably best strolled through. Blast out of the final switchback onto the palatial ridge of Angels Rest. For summer outings this trail can be hot and is best experienced early or late and water is a must.

Angels Rest Professional Review and Guide

"Singletrack trail that ascends a steep, forested ridge to a spectacular summit in the Columbia River Gorge. Waterfall. Bridge crossing. Summit views. This challenging route is a great introduction to the steep and sustained nature of trails in the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a perfect late-afternoon getaway from the hectic Portland scene to a tranquil deep forest and open spaces carved by the Columbia River.

Your run starts with a mild grade on nice dirt that sweeps through a cool forest canopy. Soon enough the trail throws in a few rocky sections as the grade becomes steeper. Views soon abound as you proceed through a burn area dating from the early 1990s. Pat yourself on the back here if you’re still breaking stride as the unrelenting grade continues. Nearing the summit you’ll encounter a rather unusual boulder field that is probably best strolled through. Blast out of the final switchback onto the palatial ridge of Angels Rest. For summer outings this trail can be hot and is best experienced early or late and water is a must."

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: Troutdale
Distance: 4.4
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round (can be muddy or icy in winter)
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Local Maps: DeLorme: Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer; USGS Bridal Veil; USFS Trails of the Columbia River Gorge; Green Trails Bridal Veil
Driving Directions: Directions to Angels Rest

Recent Trail Reviews

11/12/2007
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Loved, loved this hike. It is beautiful and gives your buns a run for their money, too.



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May 2018