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Kiki Laca reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingClosedIcySnow

As of 4/11, the road is still closed, and the road to the trailhead was longer than stated on the reviews - closer to 2.5 overall. We logged just about 11 miles and still didn’t reach the falls. We had to turn back to due to lack of time. Most people just had boots and poles, but I would highly suggest microspikes - they were very useful for most of the trail, especially closer to the end when the trail is icy and narrow, with a steep drop off to the side. Also, there is a river crossing and the seasonal bridge is not up yet, just a couple of logs that are on the verge of being submerged.

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Heather Kraft reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingBlowdownSnow

Gate blocking bridge at Sandy river is still closed so you still have to hike 2 miles to the trailhead. First mile past the bridge is completely clear of snow, and snow gets deeper the farther along the trail you go, all the way to the falls. Did an out and back instead of the loop because the trail past the falls is still impassable. Hike was beautiful and empty, we were the only hikers the entire time! Like I said, still snow on the trail and if you have snowshoes that are easy to transport I recommend bringing them on your pack for when it gets deep. The big log crossing the River is dry which makes crossing easier. The falls are absolutely gorgeous right now! Lots of trees down but you can get past them.

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Jonathan Edwards reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingSnow

As others have noted, doing the full loop from the falls is a no-go due to snow and downed trees. This is an out-and-back right now, and probably well into late spring. Following the trail to the falls isn’t a problem, and crossing the river is (IMO) easier with two very clear cross points.

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Rachel Evers reviewed Burnt Lake Trail
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CampingGreat!

Hiked and camped here a couple years ago. It was breathtaking.

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Zach Finch reviewed Burnt Lake Trail
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HikingClosed

Bridge is still closed at Muddy Fork, snow on the road past that. Turned around.

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Ariel Szilagyi reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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SnowshoeingSnow

Attempted this hike on the most beautiful blue sky day 3/3/21. Parked at the locked gate 2.5 miles from the trailhead and walked in. The mile drive leading up to the locked gate had about a foot of snow but defined tire tracks. Not sure how well a sedan would do since the bottom of my highlander was still scraping snow in places. Parked at 11:30 am at the locked gate and only one other car was there. From the gate to the trailhead was exactly 2.5 miles walking on a snowy road. Mostly flat but still a pain just to get to the trailhead. I was punching through snow past my ankles in places just getting to the trailhead. Microspikes were helpful but snowshoes would have been more appropriate. The snow got even deeper and softer on the trail. It was a beautiful walk along the sandy river but I was slipping and punching through the snow every other step which got old real fast. Was hard to even enjoy the scenery and it was pretty slow going. Reached the sandy river crossing at 3.8 miles from where I parked my car at the locked gate. Nearing the river, I punched through snow up to my hip once or twice and that was kind of it for me. Not to mention the river was flowing pretty strongly and I didn’t feel safe crossing the two flimsy logs to get to the other side of the river to continue to the falls, so I turned around. Beautiful view of mount hood with the river in the foreground at the river crossing though. Bottom line, at this point I wouldn’t do this hike without snow shoes. And probably not again at all until there’s significantly less snow. Especially with how far it is just to get from the locked gate (which I think opens in the late spring), to the trailhead. Better luck in a month or two.

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Keith Nelson reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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Erik Lindgren reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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The gate at the sandy river is closed but this adds exactly 4.4 miles to the round trip mileage. The road is flat all the way to the trailhead as well.

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Hiking

great weather today! lots of trees down but passable

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michael singh reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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Bridge outClosed

closed. you have to walk 6.8 miles before you hit the trailhead. the driving path to it is closed.

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Kevin Cathcart reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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WalkingBlowdownBridge outClosed

I did this trail today with my hiking partner who was celebrating the one year anniversary of her total knee replacement. Yes, access to the trailhead is blocked at the bridge, and that adds on 2 miles each way to the 7 mile out and back for a total of 11 miles. My app showed a total elevation gain of a little more than 1500 feet, which is super gradual...no huffing and puffing up steep inclines. Once you get off the 2 mile approach on pavement...yuk...you hit a river crossing about a mile thereafter...which we arrived at exactly an hour in. The crossing was a narrow log just barely above the roaring Sandy River. My hiking partner is 61 and had a total knee replacement exactly a year ago....I told her...”nope...this looks kind of bad...let’s go back.” She shot me down, and said “I’m doing this”, and she scooted side saddle style across the river on the log calling on her guardian angel and her deceased father for strength. Whoop! I straddled the log, and kept my feet up out of the water. It was a bit scary, but it wasn’t that bad. The log was icy...walking it...not an option. Finding the trail after the river crossing was somewhat unclear, but we found the trail with a few minutes of looking around, and soldiered on. The rest of the hike was pretty awesome. It was a clear bluebird day, and we had super awesome views of Mt. Hood on a short stretch in its winter glory. Epic photos for sure! The trail was mostly clear after the river crossing...just a few spots of downed trees from the recent wind storms. Nothing super crazy. The falls are crazy beautiful. Definitely worth every step. We had perfect weather. Apparently there is a return loop of some sort...we didn’t do that...according to other reports there is a lot of blown down. The one and only strapping young lad we saw after the log crossing said he went that way a few weeks ago, and it wasn’t passable...it was an in and out for us...no reason to fight City Hall on the Beta. My hiking partner did the straddle thing over the log on the way back, and she agreed that it felt safer. If you’re carrying hiking poles, just toss them across the river to other side...your hands need to be gripped onto that log. If you fall.into that icy river...good luck...the hiking poles can be replaced...not you! We started the hike at 10:10 a.m. and got back to the car at 2:40 p.m. We both walk at least an hour a day in the city...Forest Park, Tabor...not super athletes, but strong walkers who look for hills when they walk. I wouldn’t recommend this to casual hikers/walkers in the winter if it’s snowing or raining hard. We had a perfect day, and the hike was super epic...not the norm in Oregon. Stay safe out there beautiful people!

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Mason Wordell reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Did this a while back (August) and loved it!!

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Jesse Charlestream reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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RunningPrivate property

I stubbed my toe on an exposed root on this trail. I whimpered my way back to my car. So glad I had my $300 puffy jacket or else I would’ve had to radio for help.

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bryan alexander reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Currently no snow on the trail (nor the road). It's cleared of fallen logs and very serviceable. Crossing is a little iffy, especially with a pup.

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Karthik Periagaram reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingBlowdownGreat!

The road from the Sandy River bridge to the Ramona Falls Trailhead is closed, adding 4 km/2.5 mi each way. The fording across the Sandy River is doable across tree trunks/logs lying across the river. Be aware the river is swift flowing and the current is strong. The trail to the falls is cleared of fallen trees and is in pretty good condition. Nothing worse than a few patches of snow. The falls are lovely. The return loop, however, has not been cleared of fallen trees and quickly became impassable after about 3 km/2 mi from the falls. The views of the basalt cliff faces glimpsed through trees along the return loop are pretty, though. Recommend treating this as an out-and-back and not a lollipop route for the time being.

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Carissa Dicd reviewed Burnt Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

Nice hike, I did it over the summer and the lake was pretty packed but the view is awesome. a nice little work out in the last bit to the top with views along the way. Bring a hammock and find a spot to chill out!

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M Mystic reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!IcyScrambleSnow

Had to start the hike where the road was closed. Snow and slush all the way from there. Beautiful hike, but much more taxing than I anticipated due the icy snow. Crossing the River wasn’t that bad. Falls were beautiful. I tried taking the return loop after passing the falls. Big mistake! The trail became impassible about a mile down the loop. Tried scrambling through the downed trees and almost lost the trail in both directions. Thankfully I found my tracks in the snow and circled back past the falls. The return loop was beautiful while it lasted.

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Roxsee Huff reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

logs were there and were great!

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Jessica Escalona reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hiked it today and it was gorgeous! Parked at the gate and had to walk a little extra but totally worth it. It seems like the park services cleared the trail so it is clear of trees as long as you stick to the trail along the river. Used hiking sticks to cross the river and did just fine! Snow in certain parts of the trail making it enjoy for the pup!

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Destiny Whitcomb reviewed Ramona Falls Trail
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Hiking

Gate is closed so it adds an extra four miles total to your hike. 2 miles in to the trailhead, and 2 miles back out to your car. I still thought it was worth it with the extra trek! Definitely use hiking poles. I did okay without cramp ons.

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