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Portland, OR: Devils Rest

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Distance: 3.1 miles


In 6.2 miles, you'll visit two waterfalls and climb through old-growth forest to a wooded summit above the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Wahkeena Falls
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Fairy Falls
  • Mount Adams

Start at the Wahkeena Falls Trailhead, and hike west for 450 feet to a switchback that swings to the east. At .2 mile, the trail crosses a stone bridge next to Wahkeena Falls, a 242-foot waterfall that cascades down lush cliffs. As the trail climbs steadily through old-growth forest, you’ll pass several points that offer views across the Columbia Gorge into Washington. The second waterfall of the day, Fairy Falls, comes into view at mile 1. The trail leaves the Wahkeena Creek drainage 200 feet later, winds north, and ascends a ridge to Devils Rest Trail. From here, it’s a 1.5-mile climb to the top of Devils Rest, a wooded outcropping with limited views. Drop your pack and enjoy the scenery before following the same route back to the trailhead.

Mapped by Trung Q. Le

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Kevin
May 24, 2013

This is a beautiful trail. One of my fav. loops is up Wahkeena Falls Trail. At the junction, instead of turning up to Devil's Rest, follow the trail to Larch Mt. From there, follow the trail downstream and back to Multnomah falls. There is a 1/4 mi. trail back to Wahkeena just above Hwy. 30.

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