Portland: Angels Rest

Earth, wind, and fire are all present on this 3.6-mile dayhike to a secluded waterfall and overlooks above the Columbia Gorge.
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Earth, wind, and fire are all present on this 3.6-mile dayhike to a secluded waterfall and overlooks above the Columbia Gorge.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 2.8

Waypoints

ART001

Location: 45.5605735778809, -122.172546386719

Cross Historic Columbia River Hwy. to pick up Trail 415

ART002

Location: 45.5602874755859, -122.172622680664

Veer L; steep but well-marked trail through dense woods

ART003

Location: 45.5610656738281, -122.16820526123

Cross small scree fi eld

ART004

Location: 45.5620956420898, -122.165222167969

Photo op: On L, the thin, milky braid of Coopey Falls drops roughly 100 ft. Trail curves around mossy cliffs to top of falls

ART005

Location: 45.561767578125, -122.163536071777

Pass near another small cascade before crossing Coopey Creek on small footbridge

ART006

Location: 45.5618896484375, -122.161682128906

Switchback up damp trail lacquered with spongy moss and bracken ferns

ART007

Location: 45.5627822875977, -122.159477233887

Viewpoint overlooks the often-windy Columbia Gorge. Climb on through a grove of massive Douglas fi rs

ART008

Location: 45.562801361084, -122.158187866211

Black-charred deadfall-evidence of a 1991 forest fi re

ART009

Location: 45.5635070800781, -122.153984069824

Cross boulder fi eld to ridge

ART010

Location: 45.5634918212891, -122.152000427246

Swing L off main trail, following rocky ridge to scenic bluff of Angels Rest. Views run up and down the Columbia River from Oregon to Washington. Retrace steps to trailhead