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Elevation Gain
Trail type
6.90 mi (11.10 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass


Rhododendrons in early summer. Beautiful cascade and creeks. Backpacking extension hikes.



Trailhead Elevation

2,460.00 ft (749.81 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,000.00 ft (304.80 m)


Backcountry camping
Big vistas

Suitable for



Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Oregon, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area


Great hike. Snow on the trail, so a little slick on the way back down, but we stayed plenty warm the whole time. The falls are gorgeous, and it’s a great spot to rest and refuel before heading back down.
Hands down one of my favorite hikes in the Mt Hood area. Be prepared to walk across a log, but also be prepared for amazing views. Definitely do the hike as the loop- you won't want to miss the variety!
I hiked Ramona Falls June 17, 2018 and there were enough log falls across the river for people and their dogs to safely cross.
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