Ramona Falls Trail

MODERATE 377 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

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

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.

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Loved this trail! There was quite a bit of snow near the waterfall. It made the hike even better. Perfect for a mid-morning hike up for lunch.

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Not having a good crossing with the creek freaked out a novice hiker, me! But my partner made sure we had a good spot to cross to and from. Walking to the fall was a bit arduous and I think it was because of the sleet turning into snow for us. We didn't quite prepare for it. We almost were about to turn back a couple times when we encountered a man and his dog and he said we weren't too far from her. When we got there, we couldn't stay long because the wind started to pick up and the snow was falling harder. So down we went til we hit sprinkles of rain. And then back over the creek.. We no doubt will do this trail again, but probably in warmer weather.

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5 days ago

Wonderful hike!
Was a bit snowy closer to the falls.
After crossing the river, be sure you find the trail, because it's a bit tricky.

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8 days ago

Beautiful hike! Crossing the river was fun if you ask me! Hard to pick up the trail in the other side though.

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22 days ago

beautiful. easy hike.