Ramona Falls Hike

Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

Start Exploring
Ramona Falls Hike
00

Shares

Advertisement
  • Sandy River near the trailhead.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Kinnickinnick (Arctostaphylos).- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Broom moss (Dicranum scoparium).- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Kinnickinnick (Arctostaphylos).- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria), a type of lichen.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Sandy River.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • - Ramona Falls Hike
  • Contributor Asmund Tweto crossing Sandy River.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Broad-leaved penstemon (Penstemon ovatus).- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum).- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Lipstick cladonia (Cladonia macilenta).- Ramona Falls Hike
  • - Ramona Falls Hike
  • Ramona Falls.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Ramona Falls.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Ramona Falls.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Ramona Creek.- Ramona Falls Hike
  • Cliffs along Ramona Creek.- Ramona Falls Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Rhododendrons in early summer. Beautiful cascade and creeks. Backpacking extension hikes.
Cons: 
None.
Advertisement
Alerts: 
From the USFS: The seasonal bridge crossing to Ramona Falls washed out on August 13, 2014. The trail is still accessible from the Ramona Falls trailhead, but hikers must use caution at the river crossing. The river under the washout is very swift and often carries a strong current.
Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,000.00 ft (304.80 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Horseback
Total Distance: 
6.90 mi (11.10 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
2,460.00 ft (749.81 m)
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Hike Description

Hike Description

Team

The 120-foot Ramona Falls is tucked away on the western flanks of Mount Hood, and while the cascade is a remarkable destination by itself, the trail leading to the falls is equally delightful.  You'll begin hiking along the open and sandy bed that flanks the Sandy River.  The granular nature of the soil means that the river bed is home to a distinct blend of flora not typically found in the Mount Hood area, such as the many lodgepole pines, Oregon beaked moss, juniper haircap moss and broom moss.  Once you've reached Ramona Falls, loop back on the trail’s northern section, where you'll gain a great appreciation for Ramona Creek.  The trail follows the creek and adjacent cliffs downstream as it weaves through a forest of western hemlock, noble fir and western red cedar.

If you are in the mood for something a little more challenging or you are looking for some good backpacking, continue on the Ramona Falls trail to Bald Mountain/McNeil Point, the scenic and secluded Yocum Ridge, or to the incredible wildflower haven of Paradise Park.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide + Trail Map

Field Guide + Trail Map

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(63 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(173 within a 30 mile radius)

Advertisement
Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
416 Members
Who's Done It
282 Members
Submission by
Team
1260 Adventures Explored
1258 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info