Ramona Falls Trail

#4 of 162 trails in Mt. Hood National Forest
Ramona Falls Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked 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 1020 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.

Jenny O'Connell
17 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was a great hike to do on this unseasonably hot spring day (high of 86*), although I did start out mid-morning before the brunt of the sun's rays started hitting. I had a hard time crossing the Sandy river as a solo hiker, and so would recommend having at least one other person hiking with you to help spot you across the log if necessary. The wonderful falls were worth it!

Gwen Nesselbeck
18 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

This is a wonderful hike! Warning: bridge is still out as of 5/4/16. My black lab and I had no trouble crossing the logs placed across the Sandy, but not everyone may be up for it.
I did the loop in a counterclockwise direction, as per recommendations. It was only about 60 degrees when I went, but I can see how the trail along the river would get warm!
The falls are stunning! The trail up along the river was just okay, but once you get the falls, cross the bridge and head down, the trail becomes magical. Sounds corny, but so true! Next time I would almost rather just go out and back instead of doing the loop. I will definitely be back!

Courtney Haas
22 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike! The view of the waterfall is beautiful. I think it's perfect for new/first time hikers!

K Jomac
1 month ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Nicholas Ring
1 month ago

8 Completed11 Reviews

The hike was great and would have been given 5 stars had the bridge not been out. I will be back.

Ali Wallz
1 month ago

10 Completed9 Reviews

So wonderful! Was pretty difficult crossing the river without a bridge and with a dog however totally do able!!

Ms. Erin Rose Lãtta
6 months ago

34 Completed34 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
7 months ago

9 Completed8 Reviews

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

Klassy Karen
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Shambree Coleman
8 months ago

26 Completed5 Reviews

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

Audrey S.
9 months ago

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

Kim Jim
9 months ago

4 Completed2 Reviews


Bryan Tosh
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

28 Completed22 Reviews

Beautiful falls!! It was getting hot in the afternoon there so go early. Going to the left is more shaded and runs along a creek, going to the right is a bit more exposed to sun. Easy log cross to get over the Sandy river to get to the falls.

Steven Bryan
10 months ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Gorgeous hike

Isaac Schmidt
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a good hike. It has a good elevation gain you can do it.

Ryan Schera
11 months ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Fun and beautiful trail for a day hike.