Yocum Ridge

Mount Hood Wilderness

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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Yocum Ridge

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  • Wildflower-lined trail leading to Yocum Ridge.- Yocum Ridge
  • The Yocum Ridge Trail flanked by a rhododendron understory.- Yocum Ridge
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Yocum Ridge
  • Lupine.- Yocum Ridge
  • Sitka valerian.- Yocum Ridge
  • Bridge on the way up toward the ridge.- Yocum Ridge
  • A decomposed tree trunk becomes one with the trail.- Yocum Ridge
  • Indian paintbrush.- Yocum Ridge
  • Wildflowers on the path toward Yocum Ridge- Yocum Ridge
  • The canyon below Yocum Ridge.- Yocum Ridge
  • Snow-capped Yocum Ridge.- Yocum Ridge
  • The majesty of Yocum Ridge.- Yocum Ridge
  • Avalanche lily in bloom.- Yocum Ridge
  • Hiking the Yokum Ridge Trail.- Yocum Ridge
  • Sunlight makes it through a dense forest canopy along the Ramona Falls Trail.- Yocum Ridge
  • The Yokum Ridge Trail shares a trailhead with the Ramona Falls Trail.- Yocum Ridge
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Remote and uncrowded past Ramona Falls. Stunning views and wildflowers.
Cons: 
Some crowds up to Ramona Falls.
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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: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
3,958.00 ft (1,206.40 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Total Distance: 
15.00 mi (24.14 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
2,492.00 ft (759.56 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Yocum Ridge offers fantastic vistas flanked by an alpine meadow high on the western slope of Mount Hood. If you visit during a high-traffic season, don't be discouraged by the amount of people on the trail. Most of the folks you'll see early on the trail are hiking to Ramona Falls, and people will soon be few and far between as you pass the falls and start making your way up toward the remote Yocum Ridge.

The beginning of your hike will be the same as the Ramona Falls hike. You’ll start by hiking along the Sandy River, then take the River Side Ramona Falls Trail at 1.5 miles. Once you’ve reached Ramona Falls you’ll cross the bridge below the falls and head right at the junction to start your ascent along the Timberline Trail. You’ll climb a series of switchbacks and travel along the ridge. As you start to finish your ascent, the trail opens up into an alpine meadow with a view of Mount Hood. Once you’ve stopped to take in the views, you can head back toward Ramona Falls and swing a right at the bridge to take the Creek Side Ramona Falls Trail back toward the trailhead and parking lot.

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