Gorge 400 (MP 0 - 12.5) Angels Rest to Ainsworth

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

The first 4.8 miles of this hike is the Angels Rest Trail #415. Continue on from this panoramic viewpoint through Wahkeena Creek basin to Wahkeena Trail #420. Hike down past Fairy Falls, a 20 to 30 foot tiered waterfall, before reaching Wahkeena Falls and the return trail to Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls is a 620 foot plunge and is the most popular visitor attraction in Oregon.

Multnomah Falls Recreation Area provides restaurant, visitor center, restrooms, gift shop, and scenic viewpoints. Follow a section of Larch Mountain Trail #441 before rejoining Trail #400 and continue along the cliffs overlooking the gorge. There is a 2.4 mile section of trail missing between Ainsworth Campground and John Yeon State Park.

Mountain bikes not allowed on this section of the Gorge Trail #400For a breakdown of Gorge 400 waypoints and restrictions, see this chart.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to post-fire hazards and unstable conditions.
Open Season: Year round
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Troutdale, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


Angels Rest Trailhead (area is unavailable) (No Fee)

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84; turn off at Bridal Veil exit #28 and onto the Historic Columbia River Highway. The trailhead is at the junction of the Historic Columbia River Highway and East Bridal Veil Road.

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84; turn off at Ainsworth State Park exit #35 and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway for 7.1 miles to the trailhead.



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