Ramona Falls Trail

MODERATE 267 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.

2 days ago

Rachel Gray gave the perfect description!

4 days ago

Hike was great minus crossing the river and getting back up to the trail. Yes, the trail was marked, but finding the marked part of the trail was not easy. We scooted across a tree to cross the river which was fine but not super easy. First half of hike to the falls was uphill and harder than expected. The return loop was much easier and was a beautiful trail along a stream. Overall good hike, just read everyone's reviews and be prepared for the river crossing. Don't forget to bring tweezers for any splinters you get crossing the river.

8 days ago

worth the pain.

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12 days ago

Beautiful hike! The log crossing is anxiety inducing.

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12 days ago

Great scenic hike, the falls are beautiful. Not a huge fan of the log crossing, but well worth it

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17 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. Trail is a bit dusty but don't let that stop you from enjoying it. As countless others have mentioned, the bridge across the sandy is washed out. Thankfully though there are quite a few logs and getting across isn't too bad this time of year. Kind hikers have also marked the path back to the trail with rocks, though it isn't too hard to find if you just continue north.

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18 days ago

This hike is so awesome and worth it. Although, there is no bridge up at the moment, you do have to walk across a fallen log over the water, so be careful if you are considering taking dogs!

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19 days ago

Bridge missing, hard stop if you are with dog, we turned back, too risky
So much wood logs and tax money, should be not difficult to build one e?

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22 days 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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23 days 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.