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Angels Rest Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

(Redirected from Angel's Rest Trailhead)
Main trailhead parking, Angels Rest Trail (bobcat)
Sign at the Angels Rest Trailhead (Steve Hart)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

From Portland, drive east on I-84 to Exit 28 for Bridal Veil.

Go 0.4 miles after exiting the freeway, and make a sharp right turn on the Historic Highway at the Angels Rest Trailhead. If this parking area is full, drive a little farther west, and turn left into the second parking area for the Angels Rest Trail.

From the east:

From westbound I-84, take Ainsworth State Park Exit #35 and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway for 7.1 miles (11.4 km).

Fees, Facilities, etc.

  • Parking can be a problem. Try to get there early (before 8:30 a.m. on weekends), or hike during the week. Park only in designated spots at one of the two parking areas.
  • Day use only: open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Closest restrooms at the Bridal Veil Trailhead, less than one mile west
  • Keep dogs on leash
  • Best not to hike the Angels Rest Trail under icy, windy, or very wet conditions

Alternatives to Driving

  • The services below run between Memorial Day and Labor Day:
  • Sasquatch Shuttle (starting at Troutdale or Bridal Veil) stops at several Gorge trailheads between the Portland Women's Forum and Horsetail Falls.
  • The Waterfall Trolley runs between Corbett and Ainsworth, stopping at the key trailheads along the way.


Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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