Ramona Falls Trail

MODERATE 312 reviews
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Ramona Falls Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Hiking a lollipop-loop trail on the base of Mt. Hood from Sandy River to gorgeous Ramona Falls and back. Ramona Falls drops 120 feet, cascading and splitting into ever smaller fingers of water broken up by the hexagonal columns of basalt at the base of the cliff. The trail is relatively easy for this region, but the 1100 feet of elevation gain could require plenty of rest stops for those not used to hiking in the mountains. Speed hikers could probably finish the trail in about 2.5 hours, but you'll want to spend some time at the falls and enjoy scenery along the way, so plan 4-6 hours. The south leg of the loop to the falls is less scenic and bogs down with sand in a few spots, but it's still an enjoyable, well maintained trail with some nice views on the way to the falls. After the falls, the return trip on the north leg is wonderful, following the lush, green path of Ramona Creek and skirting towering cliffs before veering south to head back towards the trailhead. Warning: there is no longer a bridge to cross - use caution when crossing the logs.

13 hours ago

Really great easy hike. Good views of Hood and a nice waterfall. Recommend when the trail splits for the loop to stay left and come back the same way. Very scenic and the right side not much to look at

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Don't forget to purchase a pass to park in the national park! There is not a place to purchase them once inside the park.

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2 days ago

Amazing payoff, and a fun challenge getting across the river!

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4 days ago

Great easy hike. Beautiful falls.

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7 days ago

Great summer hike! There is no bridge to cross the river. Be careful crossing. Also, the trail is shared with horseback riders. Moderately trafficked.

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8 days ago

The trail can be hard to find if you cross further down the Sandy. Crossing it was really no biggie to me but some people it didn't look as easy for them

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8 days ago

Fairly easy hike. Flies were biting at the waterfall. The loop was beautiful!

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