Wahkeena Trail #420

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Wahkeena trail offers not only scenery but many loop opportunities. Access Vista Point Trail #419, Angel's Rest Trail #415, Larch Mountain Trail #441 and Devil's Rest Trail #420C. Attractions include an historic stone arch bridge, Wahkeena Falls and Fairy Falls.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Troutdale, OR
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 for approximately 30 miles, then take exit #28, Bridal Veil. Turn left from the off ramp onto the Historic Columbia River Highway. Travel 2 1/2 miles east to the site's parking area along the north side of the Highway.  The trail starts on the Highway's south side.

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to exit #35, Ainsworth State Park.  Follow the Historic Highway west 4.5 miles to the site's parking area.



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Day Hiking

For a full day of hiking head up to Devil's Rest, a 7.3 mile round trip hike.  Or travel as far along the trail as you feel comfortable. 


Wahkeena Trail intersects several other trails, which can be combined to provide several different backpacking experiences.  Please consult a good, up to date map when planning backpacking trips. 

Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
  2.8 miles
  Elevation : 
80 - 1800