Ramona Falls Trail

MODERATE 391 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
1026 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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12 days ago

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12 days ago

Beautiful hike! The river is a little higher now so if you’re game for crossing on a fallen log then that’s about the only way you’ll stay dry. Otherwise there’s some parts where it’s only a couple of feet deep. Lost the trail coming back due to fallen trees and snow once it was time to cross again but just hug the river bank until you find the trail again and all will be good.

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17 days ago

Did this hike on a rainy day- but that didn't lessen the hike at all. The autumn colors were beautiful, the falls were breathtaking, and the shimmy over the log "bridge" was fun. Definitely worth it.

22 days ago

majestic, fun walk with great payoff

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24 days ago

25 days ago

Great trail in a beautiful day.

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25 days ago

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26 days ago

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27 days ago

Very easy walk with just a gradual incline that gets slightly steeper the closer you get to the falls. The water crossing is the only tricky thing about this one, but there were some newly fallen trees that I was able to cross over. Got here at dawn and only saw one other hiker who was trying to find a place to cross the water. Coming back a while later, many more people had arrived, though I think many of them probably stopped at the river.

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30 days ago

One of the most beautiful falls I have seen! And gorgeous views of Mt Hood. Overall the trail was easy with a gentle incline and well cleared path, although I didn't see any trail markers except for signs at intersections. No snow. It was easy to see where the bridge had washed out, but we were not able to find a great way to cross at that point. We ended up continuing upstream a little ways to find two parallel logs that could easily be walked/scooted across. We used the AllTrails app to find the trail on the other side. I agree with other reviewers that the Northern half of the trail is prettier, it follows a creek and the forest is lush. I would consider going out and back that way as opposed to doing the loop.

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1 month ago

We planning on hiking the trial this coming Saturday, do you guys have a suggestions. It will be our first time hiking the trail

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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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1 month 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.