Ramona Falls Trail

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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

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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.

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snow
3 days ago

Best with snowshoes or cross country skis. Our group didnt get across the river as gate closure meant adding 2 extra mile hike in to get to the trailhead and we went with only hiking boots. Still passable with only boots but just tougher. Others who started earlier were able to get across the river and make it to the falls and back. Recommend starting early with the added distance.

hiking
20 days ago

this hike was simple, but the waterfall at the end was totally worth it. we got a little lost at some point in the trail, but found our way back to the main trail quickly. we loved it.

21 days ago

Gate closed for winter. Trailhead is 2 miles from gate (according to google), 4 miles added to the round trip. This is a very low impact hike, it is a nice walk through the woods and by the river. Looked really nice with the snow falling. You will have to cross the river on a log, with some smaller logs put in place as a 'hand rail'. Took about 4 1/2 hours with goofing off (snowmen/snowballs/pictures).

22 days ago

GATE IS CLOSED!!! TACKED ON 4 EXTRA MILES!!! All in all the trail was 5 stars! though it was raining the trail wasn't swamped with mud, the river was relatively easy to cross (was rushing pretty fast though). Very little ice but we did get hailed on for a bit. My watch clocked it at 11.5 miles total taking just shy of 2 hours (my husband's watch got 11.8 miles).

22 days ago

Fun and easy hike. I completed this past Sunday. Bridge is closed so you have to hike at least a mile until the Ramona Falls trailhead. it's mostly flat until you cross the creek and go right at the loop. if you're running low on time or patience, then I suggest you take the left side of the loop to the falls and back. you'll see a rocky cliff which looks cool. If you take the right side, then you'll be hiking along the creek and gain some elevation. my favorite part of the hike was being able to hear the falls as I approached without actually seeing it. it's a little, hidden gem.

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blowdown
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rocky
scramble
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is super fun and relatively easy. I will warn you (as the description says) there is no longer a bridge to cross the river so you have to balance on some fallen trees. Don’t bring your dogs or small children!

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snow
1 month ago

We did this hike on thanksgiving day. There was lot of snow but it was a beautiful hike to the waterfall. You will need good pair of water proof hiking boots for this train. Snow pockets gets deep as you go higher up. Enjoy!

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect day to do ramona falls. Temps in the 40s, not crowded, and only a little icy on the logs crossing the river.

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icy
muddy
2 months ago

Great hike! Awesome evaluation changes.

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked on 11/16. From the reviews I expected the road to the trailhead to be awful but it wasn’t that bad. The only major potholes were on the last half mile. The log crossing was a little sketchy but there were smaller logs to hold onto for balance. And there were a couple of options to choose from to cross over. The falls were beautiful, and the trail was especially nice along Ramona Creek.

hiking
2 months ago

I want to give a contribution - monetary or otherwise - to the person who created the log crossing with a rail. Please let’s find out who this person(s) was. This trail is a showoff on a beautiful day. Not difficult besides the river crossing, and so lovely.

hiking
3 months ago

This is not a difficult trail aside from a bit of fording across the river (although there are trees down that can be used for crossing). The falls were beautiful. would definitely do this trail again. Took about 2.5 hours.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was fine, but if you have 8 miles in you, there are better paces to go in Oregon to spend it. Ramona falls are pretty, but most of the trail is through thin-ish woods overgrown by moss and lichen. Many of the trees are dead and fallen over. There is not much to see along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and easy all the way to Ramona Falls. The water crossing was very doable- there is a large log across the river with smaller logs to use as a makeshift hand rail. The road to the trailhead has pot holes, so be careful if you have a sedan.

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hiking
3 months ago

Very nice wide gentle trail. Went on a Monday, in the rain, so we had the trail to ourselves. Very Nice view Hood. *Be ready to cross the river on a log.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic views of Ramona falls and Mt. Hood. Some fording of a glacial stream required, but the trees are conveniently down at points so that my feet never got wet. The trail has the drier and wetter side of the forest, and the canyons gouged by streams are present throughout. Also the trail has minimal incline.

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bridge out
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful waterfall and excellent hike very well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy hike, crossing the water wasn’t bad. Gorgeous waterfall, the trail was well kept. Major potholes near parking area, but I would hike this again!

hiking
3 months ago

The road to the trail has some serious potholes that if not careful can do some serious damage...I drive an Elantra and had to be very careful. No bathrooms at the trail...so be prepared for that. Otherwise, this was a fairly easy hike, a beautiful trail...the river crossing wasn’t to bad...and the falls were SPECTACULAR! I would do this hike again in a heart beat for the sheer beauty of the forest and falls.

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

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