Ramona Falls Trailhead

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: Ramona Falls in summer


Ramona Falls is a jewel in Pacific Northwest Forest, drawing hundreds of visitors each year. The waterfalls is located in Mount Hood National Forest, about 62 miles (100 km) east of Portland, Oregon. The trail is popular and heavily used.

For trailhead map & direction, read the end of this article.

Near Trailhead

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon State, United States of America | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: After hiking eastward one mile from parking lot, you will encounter this foot bridge over Sandy River. Mt Hood can be seen in the background.

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: After crossing the foot bridge, the river bank opens up a splendid view for Mt Hood.

Middle Third of Trail (North Side of the Loop)

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: Soon the trail heads into the forest. This is the first bridge after crossing the river.

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: side view of the first bridge

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: a small waterfall along the trail

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: another bridge. There are about five bridges in the north loop of Ramona Falls Trail.

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: waterfall cascades along the trail

End of Trail

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: After 3.5 miles of hiking, here it is—Ramona Falls. :D

Standing Under Ramona Falls along Hiking Trailhead #797 by Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: You can hike down to the base of the waterfalls. Ramona Falls is actually very big. See how small I look like, compared to the waterfalls.

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: Iconic view of the famous Ramona Falls with its rustic log bridge.



Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: another bridge shot :-)

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: So beautiful!!!

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: now for some portrait shots

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Park - Portland, Oregon, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: portrait shot with Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls Hiking Trailhead #797 along Sandy River in Summer - Mt Hood National Forest - Zigzag, Oregon, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: another shot with different lighting

Map & Driving Direction

Exact location of Ramona Falls Trailhead / Parking Lot is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map.

Driving from Portland, follow Mt Hood Highway 26 to village Zigzag. Turn north/left onto Lolo Pass Road (National Forest Road 18) for 4.2 miles. At the furcation, keep right onto Muddy Fork Road (National Forest Road 1825) for 0.7 mile, turn right sharply to cross a bridge, and then continue 1.7 miles to a road junction. Keep left at the junction onto Forest Road 1825-100 and drive 0.3 mile. Take a left turn to Forest Road 1825-024 to a large open parking lot (0.2 mile). All national forest roads mentioned above are paved roads.

Trail Info: Ramona Falls Trail #797 Map in pdf | Current Trail Condition



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