Devils Rest Trail (#420C)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

From its junction with Wahkeena Trail #420 at mile 5.2 to its end at Devil's Rest Summit, hikers will enjoy fantastic views in places along the trail and beautiful old growth trees.

Although the view from the top isn’t much, there is still a feeling of accomplishment from completing the climb.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expect snow and ice. Last cleared of logs in 2016.
Fees No Fee
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

Directions:

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 and take exit #28, Bridal Veil. Continue right at the top of the offramp onto the Historic Columbia River Highway. Travel 2 1/2 miles east to the Wahkeena Falls Day Use/Picnic Area/Trailhead parking area along the north side of the Highway.  Follow the Wahkeena Trail #420 for approximately 5.2 miles to its junction with Devil's Rest Trail.

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 Wahkeena Falls Day Use/Picnic Area/Trailhead parking area along the north side of the Highway.  Follow the Wahkeena Trail #420 for approximately 5.2 miles to its junction with Devil's Rest Trail.


Parking:

Parking is available along the Columbia River Gorge Historic Highway near Wahkeena Falls Picnic Area and at Multnomah Falls about 1/2 mile further west.  Please use the Return Trail between Wahkeena and Multnomah Falls and do not walk along the historic highway.


Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

This trail can be combined with many other Gorge trails for lengthy loop opportunities. Please consult a good, up to date map when planning backpacking trips. 

Day Hiking

This is a short side trail to Devils Rest summit.   


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
1600' - 2400'