Saturday, Oct 14, 2023

Angel's Rest

Benson State Recreation Area

Cascade Locks, OR 20 Mile, Half Marathon, 10K

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 14, 2023


Welcome to Angel's Rest! We've been working on this one for several years and are excited to be able to offer the first trail race on Angel's Rest in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge! Sweeping views, stream crossings, challenging trails, and stunning waterfalls await you. All distances run by the famous Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls. The rebirth of sections of the Columbia River Gorge burnt in the 2017 Eagle Creek fire can be seen as you wind uphill through the forest.

NEW IN 2024 A 50K!!! This will take you to the top of Larch Mountain.


NEW FOR 2024!! We are thrilled to be able to offer a one-of-a-kind 50K that will take runners around and to the top of Larch Mountain. The 50K has it all - running by Multnomah Falls and numerous other iconic waterfalls, views of Devil's and Angel's Rests as well as many beautiful vistas of the Columbia River. This will be an instant classic as it showcases all the splendors of the Columbia River Gorge. The course has 6500ft of gain and 6500ft of loss, 4 full aid stations with 55% single-track, 30% two-track/gravel road and 15% pavement.


Angel's Rest half marathon course starts at Benson State Rec Area. You will then run past Multnomah Falls and turn onto Larch Mountain Trail, running to the top of the Falls. As the course continues, you make your way over to Angel's Rest - enjoying the fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge along the way. After tagging the top of Angel's Rest, you'll head back to the finish at Benson State Rec Area with a final view of Multnomah Falls. The half marathon course has 3300ft of climbing and one aid station. The course consists of 90% single-track and 10% pavement. You will have 6 hours to complete the race.


The 10K course covers one of the most popular routes in the Columbia River Gorge. Starting and finishing at Benson State Recreation Area the course takes you up Larch Mtn Trail and down Wahkeena Trail. You'll pass Multnomah and Wahkeena Falls on your way. This one loop course packs a lot into 6.2 miles! The course consists of 75% single track and 25% paved trail with 1600ft of elevation gain and 1600ft of elevation loss.

10K Youth Trail

The 10K provides a discounted entry to young runners under 20 as part of the Youth Trail Initiative in addition to 2 free entries on a first come, first serve basis. Please email us if you have any questions!


There are no transfers to other runners. No exceptions. Runners who must cancel their registration more than 30 days prior to the race can opt for a 50% credit toward the same event the following year. If your cancellation is 30 days or less from your race day, there is no credit, no refund, no transfer. No exceptions. Please do not ask us to break our policy. In the event Alpine Running is forced to cancel a race for any reason and the event can not be feasibly rescheduled, refunds/race credits/rollovers will not be given. This includes, but not limited to, COVID-19, wildfires, air quality, natural disasters, permitting agency closures, etc.

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