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Punchbowl Falls, Angel’s Rest

August 16, 2017 Leave a comment

The Columbia Gorge is not only scenic, it has some great hikes.   We were glad to be back and have some nice weather to do two different hikes.  First we did Punchbowl Falls, 2 1/2 mile in on Eagle Creek.  This hike isn’t too strenuous, although there are some scary drop offs to watch for.  The Falls are gorgeous.

Our second hike was up to Angel’s Rest.  This is the only hike we do that is rated “Hard”, not because of the length (total distance maybe 5 1/2 miles) but it is steep, rocky, and high.  Elevation gain is some 1,500 feet, tough n old folks like us!  But the view is absolutely superb.  See the second set of pictures.

Punchbowl Falls hike

Angel’s Rest hike

 

Angel’s Rest hike, Columbia Gorge, OR

August 21, 2013 1 comment

The Angel’s Rest hike in Oregon (not to be confused with the one in Zion NP) is a beautiful hike to a fabulous viewpoint.  It isn’t that long at 2.5 miles, but it is all uphill…. 1,500 ft. altitude gain.  And, it is rated moderate because much of the trail is quite rocky.  But, if you wear good hiking shoes, its not a bad walk at all.

Of course, there was a waterfall- in this case, Coopey Creek

Of course, there was a waterfall- in this case, Coopey Creek

There were some rugged spots on this hike

There were some rugged spots on this hike

Some interesting plant growtj

Some interesting plant growth

A view west to the Columbia River

A view west to the Columbia River

Looking south

Looking south

Romola at the top.  We started out at the river level, a good climb....

Romola at the top. We started out at the river level, a good climb….