Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

We couldn’t go but about a half mile up from the trailhead because there was snow we didn’t expect. It’s May 25, and we were just day tripping, didn’t expect quite that amount of snow. So be prepared with the right shoes! Lots of skiers and snowboarders too so be cognizant of your surroundings.

During the 2017 Eclipse half the lake was eclipsed and the other half not. You could see Mt Hood lit up orange while the forest to the south went dark. Absolutely surreal. Lots of tourists on the east bank of the lake in designated camp spots and lots of transient locals on the west bank in the “Dispersed” (free) areas. Tons of cougars, there are prints all along the West Bank. At night you can hear them walk by your tent and growl. Really pretty walk, while the north bank of the lake is the prettier side, you can only see Mt Hood from parts of the south bank. Love that the lake looks like a bird on maps ;)

Excellent hike and views; could be more parking

This hike was a super beautiful hike. The views are amazing and the waterfall is definitely a sight to see. Just a heads up, know the skill level of the hikers in your group because there is a part where you have to cross a glacial run off and the bridge is not up yet. There are down logs that you can cross the run off but like I said know your skill level in your group. Other than that this hike was simply amazing and I highly recommend it to others.

We visited Trillium Lake for sunrise (5/22/18) and then did the lake loop. It was incredibly beautiful.

This is a neat hike. I don't know if it was me, the day, or what but it just didn't leave me filling as accomplished. I did take my 4 year old on this, so I wasn't able to complete the entire loop. But we did get to see both the falls, and had some pretty cool adventures. It didn't help that it was extremely hot that day, and a lot of dust was up in the air. The heat, the dust, and a 4 year old, definitely impact the overall trip. In the end we had a lot of fun.!

4 days ago

Fun trail with several views on the way and at the end that were definitely worth it! The incline was not terribly noticeable most of the way. You do have to cross a river via logs. Also be aware you have to have the NW pass to park and the nearest place is miles from the start of the hike (you can buy online https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/passes-permits/recreation or at certain locations). Found this site helpful with trail tips: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recarea/?recid=53460

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!

9 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.

10 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.

12 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.

Road and trail open. :)

13 days ago

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

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!

16 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.

Road still closed and has about 6 inches of snow most of the way. Not many people there. Lots of trash and dog poop, please pick up after yourself!

It’s a good early season hike.

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.

So disappointed road in was snowed in. No access to vehicles... and 2 mile hike in was too much for you group. Will have to visit again later in the season.... One thing that salvaged our drive up was a great shot of a snow-covered Mt. Hood

23 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.

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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25 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

A nice easy trail with a great pay off.

27 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.

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