Ramona Falls Trail

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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.

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great little hike. the dog crossing the stream was a little tricky, but every entertaining.

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8 days ago

Excellent Falls!

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24 days ago

The Sandy river crossing is difficult if you are balance-challenged like me, or if heights bother you. I would guess about half of the people on the trail turned around at this point. Several people with dogs couldn't coax them to cross the logs. We scooted across the logs on our rears. The rest of the trail is lovely; it's a long uphill to the falls but coming back is all downhill. The falls are beautiful. And Google will give you the wrong directions to the trailhead - turn right and cross the bridge when it tells you to go straight.

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24 days ago

Great trail for an afternoon or midday hike. Definitely on the easy side of moderate. Well-trafficked but not too crowded. The loop up toward Ramona Falls and then down toward Ramona Creek is definitely the way to go. Will be back again to camp or hike soon.

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25 days 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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