Ramona Falls Trail

#4 of 284 trails in Mt. Hood National Forest
Ramona Falls Trail is a 6.6 mile loop trail located near Rhododendron, OR that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.6 miles 987 feet Loop
dog friendly hiking nature trips snowshoeing walking waterfall
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Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 three miles past the Mount Hood Information Center. Turn left (north) on Lolo Pass Road (Road 18) at Zigzag and follow it for four miles. Turn right (east) onto Road 1825 and continue for 0.6 miles, cross a bridge and then continue 1.7 miles to a road junction. Bear left onto Road 1825-024 to a large open parking lot at the trailhead.

Erin Lãtta

30 Completed30 Reviews

Me and my dad hiked this through rain and that made it a bit more difficult. We also got up there a bit early so we beat the crowds. If you are thinking of hiking this trail get REALLY good shoes. The bridge over the Sandy River washed out in April of 2014 so you have to cross some logs. The river was an odd color, but the hike and the falls were really pretty. Saw some tiny finches on the way back on a small fir tree. So cute! Would do hike again the Spring when the sun is shining and a bunch of the wildflowers are out. Also, this is a good area to pick mushrooms. Would recommend doing that. Just be careful.

Lena Barinova

9 Completed8 Reviews

Very good hike, nice views, very calm forest. Beautiful waterfalls.

Klassy Karen

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike. Nice views. Moderate but too far for kids under 10. The horses are a pain in the ass - why are they allowed to leave their shit on the trail?

Lily Medina

13 Completed13 Reviews

Ramona Falls is absolutely beautiful. There are two trails to get there: the river side and the creek side. You can make a loop to see both but the creek side is just magical. It is straight out of a fairy tale and the only thing missing is a unicorn perched on a rock. The river side has some views but nothing as beautiful as the creek side. I must have spent an hour getting the right shot at the falls. Very easy trail. The bridge has been out for a while and there is a log jam that will take you across the river. Pretty easy walk through the river. Horses are allowed on the trail as well and there is a river ford for your horse to cross.

Print and read the directions to get to the trailhead. Do not GPS Ramona Falls, it will take you to wrong trailhead. There is no cell service. As you go into the park on your GPS make that right across the bridge. If you are going up a mountain for a while then it is wrong. It will take you to the long way to the falls. I met a few people who went the wrong way. Weather was in the 70s but it is chilly at the falls since it is very shaded. Not too crowded.

Lynne S.

It was beautiful! The weather was great, clear and about 60 degrees. The crossing over the Sandy River was s little scary, the bridge was gone but there was several logs to choose from to get across. We ended the hike along the creek which was just like a fairytale setting.

Steven Bryan

5 Completed2 Reviews

Shambree Coleman

23 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike. We hit it in foggy rain so missed the view of the mountain

Audrey S.

Saw multiple people only carry 8oz of bottle water. Probably should bring like 3 liters per person since its almost a 100F.

Kim Jim

4 Completed2 Reviews


Bryan Tosh

4 Completed3 Reviews

Relatively easy-ish trail for the most part. Gets confusing after crossing the river but the Ramona Falls are well worth the trip.