Explore the most popular river trails in Mt. Hood National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

9 miles RT from trailhead to falls. nice elevation intervals, dogs did well except one got lost in the overgrown shrubs at one point. nice flowers, small parking lot.

My wife and I enjoyed the hike to Ramona falls. It was a peaceful hike and took lot of pictures . The hike took us about 4 hours.

Wonderful hike, nice and shady, and going on a weekday makes for a not too crowded adventure. One of my favorites with an amazing waterfall!

5 days ago

Great trail. Everything is marked off very well and easy to stay on course. Even the directions to the TH from the city were great. Crossing the river was a little precarious along the log but manageable (8:00am in May). I always like to hike with a destination/reward and Ramona Falls does not disappoint. Took me about 3.5hrs from start to finish this solo hike.

Spent Tuesday night at the camp and hiked most of the trail — very serene, easy and quiet! Didn’t pass one other person. I’d definitely recommend this as a really decent spot to take a peaceful, easygoing stroll especially with your dog.

6 days ago

Beautiful hike following the Sandy river on the way up and a small meandering Ramona Creek on the way back. The falls are some of the most beautiful! Well maintained trails with lovely bridges and a fun diy river crossing over or through the Sandy.

Beautiful little hike along a river to spectacular falls. I’d love to go again on a week day, the trail was very crowded.

8 days ago

Gorgeous hike with breathtaking views. It was pretty easy with not much elevation gain, though it was a pretty long hike. Around the middle of the trail, there is an unmarked fork in the trail. If you want to see Ramona Falls, make sure you stay left. Also, there was no snow by the time I hiked it.

Went yesterday. Was a good hike and a AWESOME waterfall! Very busy .Phone track said 4 Miles round trip.

Absolutely beautiful trail - there were many spots for photo ops, and the waterfall is stunning.

9 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous, not too difficult other than crossing the river which was a fun challenge :)
Well worth it great easy day hike

Loved the trail and beautiful hike. My German Shepard pup loved it and did great on the trail. My car got broken into so just take extra care. When I parked there was a lot of glass on the ground and more so after my windows were broke so just take extra care with your pups paws in the parking lot.

Great trail. About a mile into it you’ll have to cross a relatively wide river. There is no bridge but sturdy logs you can use. It’s worth it!

12 days ago

The river has a strong current when you ford the river. IF you can cross on the downed trees, I would do so. If you go too far downstream to cross the river, it can be difficult to find the trail in the sandy patch- there isn't a highly visible trail in that part. The rest of the trail is well marked and maintained

If you’re hiking with your dog be aware that the river is impassible with a dog. All the logs are too narrow for a dog to balance and river is running too fast to risk it. We turned back after only a mile.

Fun hike! Still some snow up there!

Well maintained, moderate trail. Beautiful views all the way to the end. Two bridges, lots of great photo ops. Loved every minute of it.

19 days ago

Beautiful Waterfall. Great hike a little snow left on the ground but nothing serious at all. No bridge but there is a log crossing but be very careful because it could be a nasty fall.

Awesome trail. Had to wait about 45 minutes for the hot spring but was worth it. Also note we went during the fall and there seemed to be less "party goers".

Incredible falls!! We had everything from sun to rain to snow. No bridge over the water, so crossing wasn't much fun, but the view at the end was so worth it.

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21 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Thought it was an easy walk with beautiful scenery. I got really close to the waterfall and was soaking wet. So worth it. Felt so alive!!! We went in April it was perfect. Sunny and 70 degrees. Shoes like chacos are perfect for this hike. I recommend going back the same way you came. We went the other way on Polalie to check it out when we left, and we didn’t like it as much. Trail was not as pretty, narrow, and felt like a bear was going to come at any moment lol. Have fun

21 days ago

"Screw you road! you're ruining my emersion!" The trail was fantastic, pretty steep at some points, really rocky at other points, by no means a walk in the park but not so hard that we were deterred at any point in time. Went until the sun started to set, made it to the waterfall which was a bit underwhelming but cool none the less. A great first trail to backpack with my friends, definitely interested in going again and finishing it next time!

A nice easy trail with a great pay off.

23 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. No snow for about 2 miles and then pretty much only snow up to the falls so definitely recommend a good pair of shoes (probably don't need crampons though...). Crossed the river around noon and it was pretty low tide but strong current. There are plenty of trees to cross with so just be mindful. Great hike though. Totally recommend.

23 days ago

The trail was nicely groomed. There were a few spots near the Falls we got a little confused as to where the trail was. Our two dogs managed the trail and had so much fun.

on Tamanawas Falls Trail

23 days ago

Moderate trail with some larger rocks to scale. Busy on a spring week day. Waterfall was worth the work. Poorly marked at parts but “temporary” paper yellow signs marked the trail at times.

The Bagby hot springs are best described by the pile of strawberry mixed drink vomit that we had to avoid on the trail. 5 Star out and back trail with a -3 Stars for the hepatitis tubs.

Trail is gorgeous. Hot springs are not. Trash everywhere, graffiti, broken glass, etc. We were there mid week and saw three or four other parties in the afternoon heading up there but no line. April 23, 2018. We were very glad we had set low expectations going in because upon seeing the conditions of the springs you could not have paid me to get into them. Vomit on the trail to boot. Three star rating for the hike, but if you’re looking for a relaxing, hygienic soak, this may not be the dream spot you have in mind.

22 April
No snow on the trail. My wife and I were able to hike up with our infant son with no problems. I was able to get behind falls as well.
Our phone had it at 4+ miles round trip, and the signs along the trail indicate it is just over 2 miles one way, so be ready for a bit longer than 3.3 miles.

Beautiful hike! Quite a bit of snow, so hiking boots/snow boots are ideal footwear. Long hike, but falls were worth it!!

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