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hiking
18 hours ago

Great hike. more than we expected but Ramona Falls was worth it!

We went left which is the what I would consider the easiest way to go up so you can loop down near the sandy river and avoid going uphill as much.

This was a moderate hike with a gradual ascend up to the lake. I was just up there yesterday and there are sooo many huckleberries along the trail. Too cloudy to see Mt. Hood but still a peaceful and beautiful lake.

hiking
5 days ago

Easy to find and mostly well kept trail. Picking through the rock slide was difficult as the trail there wasn’t well marked. Beautiful view and not busy on a Sunday morning! Sure I’ll be hiking it again

Can't get to it. Large metal fence just before the left turn stating private property. 8.11.2018

hiking
7 days ago

Not very picturesque. Very long and not entirely safe. There is a water crossing that I wouldn't bring kids or animals through.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike! Falls are gorgeous! Took 2.3 hours. total hike from parking up and around the loop. Going “right” at beginning of trail loop starts you on a steady uphill, not too steep, climb. Enjoy the falls while swatting flies, then downhill all the way back to parking lot. MapMyRun said 8.4 mile for me round trip from parking lot. Crossed river on stable logs

backpacking
12 days ago

Great hike, great views

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike with a wonderful waterfall! Views of Mt Hood were outstanding. I was a little worried about crossing the Sandy River but the water level was fairly low. We crossed on a log which spanned the river. It was a fairly gradual uphill to the waterfall- mostly downhill on the way back to the parking lot.
I highly recommend taking the Ramona Creek loop trail. The views of the creek and the vegetation were beautiful.

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing views and interesting geology and flora/fauna. Nice road, easy for any type of car.

trail running
13 days ago

Google maps took us from Hood River, up over the ranges to get to the trail head. This required driving up some gravel/dirt roads with large potholes.

Several 4 wheels drives urged us to turn back, but we persevered. Fortunately we did not get wedged on top of the mountain and made to up to the start of the trail.

I would recommend taking the highway if you do not have something at least as big as an SUV.

The trail itself was quite good. A gradual incline the whole way up to the falls. Challenging to run, with some narrow sections where it is difficult to pass walkers, without pausing and waiting.

Easy decent. The waterfall is impressive in height, but lacking in water at this time of year. With no swimming hole at the base.

Dog friendly.

hiking
13 days ago

Easy hike, elevation gain is very minimal. Great views along various points of the trail. Glacial river was low this time of year. Would recommend going when the glacial river is high if you want a more adventurous river crossing and hike.

Beautiful falls!! I would recommend going clockwise to the falls and probably going back that same way. It follows the creek, and has more shade, so it is cooler. Also I think the insects are lighter. I hiked the full loop at the end of July and killed ALOT of flies that landed on me. The insects dust seem to be as bad on the way back down along the creek though.

hiking
15 days ago

Truly beautiful all the way, pct loop is magical, and wasn't that busy even on a Saturday afternoon! Toilet hasn't been serviced in a while, bring your own tp.

hiking
16 days ago

Such a great trail to a gorgeous waterfall! We were one of only about ten or so cars when we arrived at 10:00 am so we had the trail pretty much to ourselves. The Sandy River crossing was not a problem— there’s a sturdy log with another one nearby to hold on to. Gorgeous view of Mt Hood from the crossing! My friend and I went the “long way” (stayed to the north side of the lollipop) both ways because it was shadier on this hot day. It brought our mileage up a bit, but we stayed cooler. I’m definitely coming back!

camping
17 days ago

unbelievably gorgeous!!

hiking
18 days ago

Very enjoyable hike. Log made the river crossing easy. FYI... flys got really bad about half way up!! If you stop you’ll get swarmed. More of a nuisance then anything else. Falls where beautiful and super refreshing.

Both gates locked. There is a couple miles of hilly gravel road to walk before coming to the trail head. Actual hike In to the falls was great. With the added gravel hike I would only take older kids that are fine walking a boring, hot road with hills. Falls were cool, we went to the right.

There is a locked gate; you can no longer access the falls by car. You can park and walk a few miles to get to the trail head. Several people said the wish someone updated the access before driving up.

Beautiful hike. Follow the signs to the trailhead - GPS was incorrect. The roads to the trail were well maintained.

hiking
22 days ago

Went Monday morning- got there around 9:50, there were already several cars in the lot, but the trail wasn't overly busy. The wknd must've been a busy one, as the outhouses were LOADED and out of TP. (Ha! Pun intended). Thankfully I didn't have to go! The trail itself is great. Crossing the river seemed fairly easy, and I prefer taking the PCT (to the left once u come to a fork in the road after crossing the river) to go to the falls. It was more picturesque with the creek and the cliffs. The Ramona trail was more out in the open and not as pretty imo. The bugs were TERRIBLE at the falls though. Couldn't really sit and enjoy the view, as you were too busy swatting away biting bugs!!! BLECH!!! But still a beautiful hike to the falls and the falls are definitely worth seeing!

hiking
23 days ago

The drive up to the falls isn’t too bad. A few potholes here and there, but my Honda Civic made it through no problem. The hike itself is not too strenuous, just A LOT of flies / bees that literally harass you like you owe them something. Very beautiful views on the way up and once at the falls, there’s multiple spots to hang out and cool off. Very shaded and breezy- even on a hot day (it was around 88 when I went). The river crossing isn’t hard whatsoever. The logs are thick and there’s even a make shift “railing” to hold on to.

hiking
27 days ago

My daughters and I did our first sunset hike on this hike last night (7/21/18). Started the hike around 5:45pm and made it to the top just as the sun was starting to set. This was an amazing hike. Many different types of terrain to hike over. Challenging...Beauty all over to gaze at. Then we hiked back down in the dark with headlamps. This is one of the first times that this app was way off on mileage and we stayed on the trail (on the red line). My other app mapped it at 9.31miles round trip not 6.9.

Good all around stiff hike. A little nerve wracking hiking over the boulders under the headwall, but no casualties. From the view at the top,we realized you could see Mt Hood down past South Sister, that's half the state of Oregon from North to South. Clear-cutting below is a bit embarrassing. Oregon hikers are the best - courteous, friendly, and eager to share the narrow trail.

Great trail! Not very crowded. We went a couple weeks ago on a Sunday. Took my 7 year old and we were a little slow but he did great! A couple places it seemed a little hard to know which trail was the actual trail but we did just fine. I would recommend it for sure!

Went on a Wednesday afternoon and wasn't too crowded. Started at 3 and was back to my car at 6:30. I had my Golden Retriever with me so we stopped a few times for him to cool off in the creek. Would definitely recommend going left at the fork if hiking with a dog, lots of water. Coming back the other way around the loop the trail is completely dry. My dog is a strong swimmer, but crossing the river made me pretty nervous. Current was much stronger and deeper than it appeared. Overall an afternoon well spent!

on Burnt Lake Trail

1 month ago

The trail was fine, but there were so many horseflies thought it was impossible to enjoy it.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful shady hike through the forest. I loved the babbling of the creek through the first section. Even though the map makes it look like a partial loop it really is an out and back—the shortcut trail doesn’t exist that we could tell.

On a clear day this might be a 5 star hike. For us it was partly cloudy so Mt Hood was obscured, which made the lake at the end a little underwhelming. Also there were a ton of mosquitoes up there. Definitely recommend going on a blue sky day.

I’d rate this as moderate rather than hard—carried a baby up and did the whole thing in 3.5 hours including lunch up at the lake, and it was not too hard.

The road to get there is small and doesn't always allow two cars at a time. And there's a place nearby where people like to shoot. Otherwise it's a great place to go. The hike is small but the views of the waterfalls are amazing. It seems like a great place to swim too.

1 month ago

Short hike but lots of opportunity for rock scrambling and exploring.

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