Saturday, Oct 14, 2023

Angel's Rest

Benson State Recreation Area

Cascade Locks, OR 20 Mile, 10K

Registration closes: Wed, Oct 11 @ 11:59PM


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 on the 20M and 10K courses. Both 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.


he 20 mile course starts at the Benson State Recreation Area and takes you out to Ainsworth Day Use Area via a few trails where the first aid station is located. You will return almost to Multnomah Falls but turn onto Larch Mtn Trail out to the second aid station. Now it's time for a little hell to heaven! You'll veer onto Devils Rest Trail making your way out to Angel's Rest (photo op!) passing the beautiful Wahkeena Falls on your way to the finish line where post-race festivities await you. The course consists of 80% single-track, 15% paved trail and 5% two-track. There is 4700ft of elevation gain and 4700ft of elevation loss.


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.

The 10K provides a discounted entry to young runners under 20 as part of the Youth Trail Initiative.


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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