Ramona Falls Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood Wilderness Area. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 3,461 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 836 feet. Along the trail there is a shelter.
Ramona Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This hike starts on a trail that looks like a highway; that’s because it’s basically flat and thousands of people make the trek to the falls every year. Walk 0.2 mile and cross Sandy River Trail #770; continue on Ramona Falls Trail #797, admiring a large, cracked boulder near the junction.
A short walk rewards you with a view of Mount Hood up the main stem of the Sandy River. You’ll also see the results of a massive 2007 flood. The deep cut you see here didn’t exist before that, and at one point about a mile up you can see the former trail reappearing on the far edge of a big bend in the gorge."
--Paul Gerald, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Hike the Sandy River Trail from the Ramona Falls Trailhead to the Ramona Falls Loop. Then follow the very scenic 4.5-mile loop to beautiful Ramona Falls and back. This trail is used as an access route to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000 and the Yocum Ridge Trail 771.Leaving the large parking area at 2,450 feet elevation, the route heads east to join the Sandy River Trail 770 0.2 mile from the trailhead. The course climbs gently through the forest of alder, western hemlock, Douglas fir, and lodgepole pine."
--Fred Barstad, Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"Ramona Falls is one of those natural wonders that must be seen in person. It is vast, and photos do it little justice. The cascade begins narrowly at the top of a large palisade of lava rock. The water quickly spreads across the breadth of the wall before dropping delicately over moss-covered, stair-like columnar basalt. Sun and shadows create rainbows, glowing water, and other visual highlights that vary throughout the day."
--Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"The hike to Ramona Falls is one of the most popular in the Mount Hood area."
--Ellen Morris Bishop, Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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