Ramona Falls Trail is a 8.2 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, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,095 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Please note that the bridge to the trailhead is currently closed which will add more miles to this hike. Please note: Access to trail may close seasonally. Please check with the park prior to your visit. This lollipop-loop trail begins at the base of Mt. Hood from Sandy River up to a 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 elevation gain could require plenty of rest stops for those not used to hiking in the mountains. 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.

1 day ago

Did this hike today, late morning/early afternoon. Bridge was open to drive to the trailhead so I did. River crossing on the trail wasn’t difficult at all, with plenty of logs and rocks to get you through. The falls was quite lovely and refreshing.

hiking
bridge out
closed
5 days ago

Really great trail, the log bridge is an added challenge and isn’t dangerous enough to hinder the trail unless you’re too scared to cross it. No parking, so adds extra miles to the hike on flat road which hurts worse than the trail, but once you’re on path to the falls it’s easy. Not too strenuous, just some rocks and mud pits to walk around and trees you might need to hop over. Great for dogs that can do long distance hikes too. The falls are beautiful and worth the almost 13 mile round trip that took my family around 5 hours. For those monitoring their physical activity, I tracked about 23,300 steps and burned around 1200 calories.

hiking
bridge out
closed
over grown
6 days ago

Parking at the bridge and walking 2+ miles on pavement to/from the trailhead is the norm for the timebeing due to Covid. Not at all a pain though, it’s a beautiful hike! Do the full loop to make around 12 miles including the road.

bridge out
7 days ago

great hike in the summer!! must be careful crossing the clackamas river as the bridge that use to be there is gone and you must walk across fallen trees. the river is not slow and steady so be cautious and wear hiking shoes. the trail has a split off to a moderate easy to the left and to the right to get to the waterfall is moderate hard as you will be walking at an incline and the trail narrows. once to the falls you won't regret your journey to get there! you can get a day pass at the zig zag cafe and store which is $5-$10 or you must have a yearly pass. if the store is out adjacently across the street is the ranger station where you can pick up your day pass. unfortunately washington discovery pass does not work in oregon state parks.

hiking
bridge out
closed
7 days ago

The bridge to the trailhead is closed to cars, so we parked on the road and walked in. Like other reviews say, it adds quite a bit to the trip. Clocked in at 11.9 miles total - my feet killed at the end but overall it was a great hike and not too strenuous.

hiking
closed
8 days ago

hiking
blowdown
closed
off trail
14 days ago

Hit the hike at 7am on 05/17/2020, started by a closed bridge leading up to the trailhead. Awesome hike overall, other than going back on the old trail, it has a ton of fallen trees.

hiking
muddy
snow
17 days ago

Great trail. We went 4/26, there was still some snow on the ground, especially towards the end, but we managed with regular tennis shoes without any injuries or falls. Our little pup loved it too! We did the loop, the first half was dead forest look the second half was a beautiful green forest look! The waterfall is well worth the hike overall! So pretty!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Trailhead is closed so you will have to walk 2 miles in before the trail cruelly starts. There is ice and blown trees that can make it hard to know where the trail is (when coming back from the falls). My watched tracked walking 10 miles when walking from my car, to the trail and then back. But still, this is one of my favorite hikes.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an all-time favorite. 7 mile loop to an AMAZING waterfall. Make sure you complete the loop vs. going out and back. The return side of the loop is beautiful and very lightly traveled. Return loop connects to PCT and returns you back to the parking lot. NOTE - there is a river crossing where you need to scramble across fallen logs. You could avoid this by doing the loop in reverse, then going back along the same route. Just an FYI.

hiking
blowdown
closed
snow
1 month ago

The trailhead is closed during the coronavirus pandemic, which adds 3 miles to the hike but still beautiful! There is snow on the trail but was manageable if there were tracks already. Trees are blowdown at the horse camp for ten yards. Be careful as the trail disappears and I had to use the map to find it again. Otherwise this trail is beautiful! I have done it before and did not disappoint. However it’s a 12 mile hike round trip!

hiking
closed
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 4/11/20. Very few people out. Still quite a bit of snow heading up to the falls. Didn’t try the loop back because I had a 5 year old, gate is still closed. Absolutely beautiful hike.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Hiked this 3/24/20. Started around 10am, didn’t see a soul on the whole trail. The gate is closed, so expect to add an additional 4 miles round trip. Snow on the entire trail, but only ankle deep. Stream crossing wasn’t that bad assuming you find the right tree to walk on. Hiking polls were very helpful. Waterfall was gorgeous.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

Yesterday, we did this hike for the 2nd time & still loved it! Bummer that the road was closed leading up to the trailhead, which added a couple miles to the trek. As we were on our way up, there was a guy coming down & warning everyone that the rest of the loop after the falls was blocked off w/ no trail. That was unfortunate as many people went back the way they came & missed out on the beautiful sights of the other half of the loop. There were a couple spots that we had to spend a couple minutes to look around to pick up the trail again due to the snow coverage making it tricky, but otherwise it was totally worth the trek. Snow was slushy & made us slip around a bit, but that was the worst of it. Can’t wait to do this hike again!

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

Probably my favorite hike to date! Trail at times was hard to see with the snow but watch for traveled area and keep AllTrails opened to help guide you. So beautiful with the snow and creek running along side on the way back. Few icy areas also so be sure you have good shoes and possibly poles.

bridge out
closed
icy
muddy
no shade
off trail
snow
2 months ago

great hike! done this hike twice this week. took the loop trail back to parking lot and it has alot of cleaning up to do... I would recommend coming back the way you came. overall the trail up to thr falls is nice. gate off from lolo pass is still locked so you do need to hike into the parking lot which Is 2.3 miles so round trip to Ramona and back is about a 12 mile trip.

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