Hike 07
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Coopey Falls ~ Angel's Rest Hike
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Length: 4.8 miles RT
Elevation Change: 1540'
Season: All Year

Difficulty:    Challenging due to steep climb
Permit:   No Pass Required

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. You pass Coopey Falls near the beginning of the hike.

The trail continues climbing, and shortly you cross a fine wooden bridge over Coopey Creek. After a switchback, the trail follows Coopey Creek for some distance before doing another sharp turn to the left where you leave the Coopey Creek valley and begin the steep climb up Angels Rest.

At first you will only have occassional glimpses of the gorge below, but as you get higher and higher, the views improve until you finally reach the top and have a full unobstructed view. Just before you reach the top, a trail junctions off to the right (east) which is the trail to Devils Rest and/or Wahkeena Falls and/or Multnomah Falls.

Angels Rest trail view
Looking west from the Angels Rest trail near the summit

How to get there:

From the west, take I-84 east to Exit #28/Bridal Veil. Follow the road to the stop sign and turn right onto the Historic Columbia River Hwy. The parking lot is immediately on right. No parking pass required.

From the east, take I-84 west to Exit #35/Ainsworth State Park. Follow the Historic Columbia River Highway for 7.1 miles to the Angel's Rest Trailhead and the parking area is on your right. No parking pass required.

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