Explore the most popular waterfall 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.

hiking
3 days ago

This is a workout. Very peaceful and serene -never saw another human. The start is confusing as mentioned, have to cross a large stream (I slipped and dunked my leg which made for a soggy 10 miles), but if you’re looking to tune out and burn some calories, check it out. If you’re looking for Instagram worth photos, check in elsewhere.

This hike was pretty nice! My friends and I went 2 weeks ago and it was overcast and a bit rainy, but it was a good hike!

NOTE: Watch your step! There was upwards of 10+ newts on the trail that blend very closely with the leaves and twigs on the ground!!

The hike had some nice points, but around mile 4, we hit a ton of brush and didn't go much further because the trail didn't seem to go anywhere else.

I would say it is more of a easy hike, but moderate in length of walking if anything. It was actually nice of a cooler day!

I recommend!

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 didn't make the whole hike, but what we did was beautiful. We had our 5 and 6 year old with us, which made us take a nice slow pace, as there were some decent elevation gains for them. The river right there was wonderful, and there were some great opportunities for pictures. It was fun, especially for the kids, to see rafts and kayaks heading down the river.

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.!

I love hiking, and this was a hard one! A lot of elevation gain, but the view is most definitely worth it! We did not take kids, or pups on this hike, and I'm glad we didn't. Be sure to wear good shoes, and consider layers, as you may be cool in the beginning, but the work will warm you up quickly!

This trail was really beautiful. I went yesterday 5/21/2018 and it was really warm! I could have worn shorts! First off, the trail head is across the street from the parking lot, to the left of the brown sign. The trail is pretty rocky with lots of steep slopes, so running this trail is a little challenging at times. I saw about 5 snakes. Three were red and black, two were black and yellow but they were definitely more afraid of me. None were even a foot long, just be sure to keep your eyes peel so you don’t step on them.

Throughout the trail you are walking besides a very gorgeous view of the Clackamas river and when I came back, nothing sounded better than jumping in because of the heat. Bring a swim suit in your car or jump in by the raft dock when you get back to the parking lot, as the river is mellower in that area if you’re a good swimmer :)

hiking
5 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

hiking
5 days ago

I hiked this in June of last year. Very easy hike for the family. We went to Umbrella Falls which was AMAZING, then went 1/2 mike back towards our car but took the Sahalie Falls Trail to the right. sahalie falls is absolutely amazing when you are up close and personal with it. To get back to your car you just follow the loop for another 1/2 mile. If you want to check it out before you go there, I did a YouTube video on it :) copy the link below:

https://youtu.be/jF4Tp8IS0Nk

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.

We hiked this in late October, there was some snow closer to the top of the hike. You'll be hiking under Mt. Hood Meadows ski lifts at one point.

hiking
7 days 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.

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!

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 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.

We tried this weekend and couldn’t find the trail under the snow. Will try again in a few months.

hiking
13 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.

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

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

hiking
14 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!

The trail is pretty short and easy, so the pay off at the waterfall is really good. It can be pretty busy with families

hiking
17 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.

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