Ramona Falls Trail

#4 of 287 trails in Mt. Hood National Forest

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Ramona Falls Trail is a 6.8 mile loop trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Thanh Cramer (528)

24 Completed14 Reviews

Getting up close and personal with the falls was worth the hike - crossing the river on fallen trees was fun. Our views of Mt Hood were cloudy unfortunately, but still an awesome hike with beautiful trees.

A C (122)

32 Completed4 Reviews

I thought most of the trail was good, but nothing spectacular. However, Ramona Falls and the view of Mt. Hood when crossing the Sandy River make it totally worth it. The bridge was washed out in August, but it was pretty easy to find thick, firm trees to cross the river on.

Tasha Schwiefert (58)

1 Completed1 Reviews

My husband and I did this trail today and we thoroughly enjoyed this entire trail. Lush, with lots of exploration and changing scenery. A great day hike!

James Sandlin (195)

11 Completed5 Reviews

Beautiful hike and really easy. It's gradual uphill on the way to the fall and gradual downhill back. Beautiful greenery and waterfall. Just get here early; as the day goes by it starts looking like Multnomah Falls with too many people.

Tammy Faelnar (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Alisa A. (260)

Beautiful hike! Loved it!

Paul Olson (1175)

18 Completed14 Reviews

Renae Harrison (1359)

33 Completed33 Reviews

This is an awesome trail but it registered as 7.5 miles for us. The bridge is not in yet so we did spend some time finding a good place to cross the river. The falls is totally worth it and we also had some nice epic views of Mt. Hood. No bugs yet. Still a little snow pack near the falls but very little. We only saw three other couples for the entire hike. The visitor center where you can buy the parking pass was closed but their bathrooms were open. There are no bathroom facilities at the trailhead.

Kristy Andrew (181)

11 Completed4 Reviews

This is a fairly easy hike, ending in one of the most gorgeous waterfalls around. Ramona Falls is absolutely stunning. If you're going in the summer, I would just warn to bring lots of water for you and your dog(s) as the hike doesn't get down to the creek very often, and there are long, dry sections prior to and past the waterfall. The lower half of the loop is a good trail, but the surroundings aren't as nice as the upper half. For this reason, I prefer doing it out-and-back, versus the loop.

AJ Ruiz (5475)

97 Completed56 Reviews

This is a moderate balloon loop trail in the Mt. Hood National Forrest. Do note that a NW Forrest Service Pass is required (can be purchased at the ranger station in Rhododendron). Shortly after the hike begins, one is required to fill out land use tags. Don't worry, no additional fee is needed but these are important to track usage of the trail. The trail continues on by paralleling and eventually crossing the Sandy River. Do be sure to look towards the east after crossing the bridge, as a wonderful shot of Mt. Hood will be seen. In addition, the trail, which is mostly shaded, has a gradual incline that make trek appropriate for most ages. After about 3.5 miles, one is rewarded by arriving at the falls. Do note that is is a VERY popular hike. Recommend doing this one during the week or starting early to avoid the hoards.