Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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.

1 day ago

great hike. trail is a little iffy in places. Not a good trail for small children that's for sure. Not crowded at all. we saw maybe 10 people.

4 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.

5 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.

7 days ago

I’d rate this trail difficult rather than moderate. It’s very steep in the first section and you continue to ascend, though more gently, to the top. Having said that, it’s beautiful, as all the trails are in this area. Just be prepared to huff and puff and bring your trekking poles!

Beautiful hike! Still a bit of snow but can be easily diverged, one of the best views I’ve seen in Oregon.

7 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.

Very fun Hike! Laid back, and a great waterfall!

Road and trail open. :)

8 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!

11 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!

13 days ago

Nice trail. Still quite a bit of snow when you enter the wilderness area about 2.5 miles in. As for the directions. After the last right turn (at the gate). You are almost there. About 1/2 mile more. Don’t worry the road dead ends at the trail head and you won’t miss it.

Fun hike! Still some snow up there!

Excellent hike! The trail is across with road from the Fish Creek parking lot.

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

Good trail overall. Took me about 3 hours with taking all the side trails to get closer to waterfalls and taking some time to enjoy the river. Considerably steep at various points but nothing insurmountable. Only downside was being able to either see or hear the road for all but the entirety of the hike.

Loved this trail! Went during the week and had the waterfall to myself for a few minutes.

18 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.

20 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!

22 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.

Great hike with a stunning view of Mount Hood at the loop.
There is still a lot of snow on the ground (4/25) which made the hike a little more challenging. It was pretty easy to walk through except round the loop it was very deep but there were previous footprints that helped. The lake was mostly covered in snow so you don’t get the reflection of the mountain, I saw just a but in one melted spot.
You need to park down the road at the skibowl. The app took me to a parking lot right by the trailhead but there were no parking signs there. Walking down the highway was pretty unpleasant, especially on the way back when I was tired, but I will def come back and do this one for the full view in the summer.

23 days ago

We went out on an overcast am, it hailed, rained, then the sun came out. We were a mile shy of the end and had deep snow so we turned back. Our short dog needed to stop! Beautiful trail but not that hard.

fyi ... microspikes needed from about 4200 to 4400ft due to ice on the switchbacks. then foot deep snow following the ridge the rest of the way to the summit. doable without snowshoes.

It’s beautiful and easy!

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