Ramona Falls Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rhododendron, OR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hiking a lollipop-loop trail on the base of Mt. Hood from Sandy River to gorgeous Ramona Falls and back. Ramona Falls drops 120 feet, cascading and splitting into ever smaller fingers of water broken up by the hexagonal columns of basalt at the base of the cliff. The trail is relatively easy for this region, but the 1100 feet of elevation gain could require plenty of rest stops for those not used to hiking in the mountains. Speed hikers could probably finish the trail in about 2.5 hours, but you'll want to spend some time at the falls and enjoy scenery along the way, so plan 4-6 hours. The south leg of the loop to the falls is less scenic and bogs down with sand in a few spots, but it's still an enjoyable, well maintained trail with some nice views on the way to the falls. After the falls, the return trip on the north leg is wonderful, following the lush, green path of Ramona Creek and skirting towering cliffs before veering south to head back towards the trailhead.
Such a beautiful view that is overall worth it!
Amazing hike and scenery. No bridge to cross but easily done.
Beautiful hike. no one around. can't wait to go back in the snow.
super beautiful! well kept!
One of my new favorite trails! Definitely do the loop- the outer most trail (not closest to the river) is amazing!!!!!! The falls itself is spectacular as well. I could spend all day in that forest. There is no bridge to cross the river, but there are a few logs that you can use. I also had 9 miles- the distance may be off on this app- but it was a fairly easy 9 miles. Also the road just before the parking lot has quite a few big potholes.
Absolutely a true Oregon experience. The trail is around 8.2- 9 miles not 6.6. Moderate to easy hike, 1200 elevation. We finished it in 3 hours. Had concern about the muddy trails because 2 days prior it was heavily rained but the trails was not slippery. The only challenge was a way to cross the river. It was too cold for us to get in the river so my husband walked over a log and I (the CHICKEN!) butt crawled over a log. Very serene walk. We completed it on 10/11/2016.
wet crossing. following the trail isn't as clear once you cross but it is there.
Beautiful scenery all the way to the falls, which are stunning
This trail is worth the effort. Ramona Falls is stunning. I loved mingling with the PCT hikers and getting to experience part of the PCT itself.
A beautiful hike along a mossy old growth forested trail. There is a nice spot to eat lunch while looking at the falls. Lovely!! The trail is a but challenging once you cross the river, and it is hard to find where it links up again. All I can say is that once you cross the river on the big logs, head in the direction of left-back down the river and you will find the trail.
Amazing and beautiful
When you cross the log it's easy to get off the trail. Make sure to go left and it will take you to the path.