Ramona Falls Trail

MODERATE 250 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.

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13 hours ago

Dry and dusty. Easy hike. Nearly empty on a v hot Sunday before 10am. Beautiful waterfall!! 2nd half of loop trail is much greener, next time I'd take that both ways and skip the first half of the loop along the sandy river.

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21 hours ago

Gorgeous hike through Mt. Hood forest. There's a spot where you will have to cross the river, but it's not too difficult. These falls are one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

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1 day ago

Great hike. Don't forget to have your required OR Wilderness pass. They can be purchased at a nearby retail store.

2 days ago

Wonderful experience. Easy walk. Enjoyable loop

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

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14 days ago

Excellent Falls!

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