Ramona Falls Trail

MODERATE 224 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing 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

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.

hiking
1 hour ago

Wow this one kicked my butt! Hot day super sunny and lots of incline. Very nice refreshing water fall. The down loop is much nicer and I now see a way to go up that way and skip the gravel and uneasy up hill parts. Turn left at the first sign showing pacific trail left Ramona falls straight

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1 day ago

the trail was very pleasant. my dogs and i started at 7am and were finished around 11am. i really enjoyed going across the log to cross the river and the falls are breathtaking! also I learned you can camp on the landing next to the falls. absolutely enjoyable.

2 days ago

4 days ago

This hike has a little bit of everything. I would have given it 5 stars, but for the river crossing. Beautiful scenery, stunning fallls and a nice, gradual moderate incline to the falls.

Oh, and be careful if you use the google map directions from this app. It will have you stay straight at the bridge towards the end when you should actually be turning right to go over the bridge.

hiking
4 days ago

This is not an easy hike and getting across the river was scary for me but my 21 and 25 kids and husband did it with ease. We left at 4:20 yesterday (not a great time to start a hike) and turned around at 6:30 fearing we would be crossing the river in the dark. We were probably close to the falls; it was disappointing not seeing it after the long walk but the walk itself was beautiful.

hiking
5 days ago

Really fun, beautiful hike. Loved the different terrains you hike through. The river crossing was exciting, but not bad. The falls are amazing. Get to the trailhead early for lower crowds. Loved this hike.

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6 days ago

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8 days ago

Gorgeous hike with views of the Sandy River, Ramona Falls, rock cliffs, and a creek. Elevation changes are gradual. If you are fit, this will be an easy hike.

Went yesterday and had no trouble crossing the Sandy River on a stable log. The river was running too high and fast to cross IN the water safely. This crossing definitely requires caution.

The trail had some small snow patches and puddles of melting snow--easy to get through with hiking boots.

A perfect hike for a sunny spring day, especially on an uncrowded weekday!

hiking
11 days ago

Hiked this one a couple weeks ago. Great hike! Go a little down stream at the sandy river crossing to link back up with the marked trail. The falls are amazing and the hike is great!

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11 days ago

13 days ago

Amazing hike and beautiful falls

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20 days ago

Beautiful hike

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23 days ago

By far our favorite hike in Oregon. This trail offers a variety of landscapes and scenery. Wonderful view of Mt. Hood, got some great pictures. The waterfall is beautiful and definitely our personal favorite. If you don't want to get wet crossing the river or if it looks dangerously high like it did a couple of days ago, walk or sit and scoot across one of the fallen logs.

hiking
28 days ago

This hike was awesome. We were running out of sunlight but made it to the fall just in time. Crossing the river was thrilling.