The Angel’s Rest hike in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
Angel’s Rest is a nice hike in the western area of the Columbia River Gorge. The trailhead is located just off of historic route 30 between the Vista House and Multnomah Falls one half mile east of Bridal Veil State Park. The hike begins a moss covered pine forest and then gradually ascends to a large rock outcrop known as Angel’s Rest. Along the way are views of waterfalls and scenic vistas, particularly of the Columbia River.
Length: 4.6 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: About 1400′
Trailhead : N45 33.649 W122 10.325
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View from the Vista House of the Columbia River Gorge. I stopped to take this photo on the way to the trail.
Angel’s Rest trailhead on Route 30.
The start of the hike. Nice and refreshing among all the pines and moss!
Towering moss covered pines are above you for the first section of the hike.
Lush ferns also dot the forest floor along the trail.
Some side hill trail going through a rock field, also some nice views here.
Many waterfalls are visible on the Washington side of the river. It had rained the previous day giving them additional flow.
Angel’s rest is first seen here, jutting out from the forest below.
The trail leading through a small stand of Alder trees on the climb up to Angel’s Rest.
Once on the ridge, the trees are noticeably shaped by the wind exposure.
Some other hikers enjoying the great views at Angel’s Rest.
The rock arm that leads out from the forest to the vista of Angel’s Rest.
View east up the Columbia River Gorge from Angel’s Rest.
My hiking companion for the day, Lily, a Shiba Inu.
Looking west down the Columbia River, from a little ways below Angel’s Rest.
Stand of dead pines, not sure what caused this, maybe an invasive beetle.
Panorama taken of the Columbia River and the Angel’s Rest Trail.