This strenuous loop hike starts at Angels Rest, continues to Devils Rest, then heads down to Wahkeena Spring before going back up to Angels Rest. We timed our hike for sunset and hiked out in the dark back to the trailhead.
This hike parallels the Little North Santiam River through a forest full of green moss and ferns. Water levels were high in the river and all of the tributary streams, so we didn’t go as far as we had planned.
The level of preparation required to be safe on a wilderness hike varies based on location, weather and type of outing, but here are the essential items that all hikers should have while hiking or backpacking.