Ramona Falls is a horsetail-type waterfall on the upper Sandy River on the west side of Mount Hood, Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. This beautiful fall is located in the forest along the Pacific Crest Trail at an elevation of 3,560 feet. Ramona Fall is 120 feet tall cascading and splitting into ever smaller fingers of water broken up by the hexagonal columns of basalt at the base of the cliff.
Hiking at Ramona Falls
The hiking of Ramona Falls is the most admirable destination for thrill-seekers due to its gradual elevation gain. The climax of wondrous Ramona Falls is a popular family hike that is no longer a walk in the park. The eternal bridge at the Sandy River was wiped out but after some years, the Forest Service has restored the log bridge now.
The river is although easy to get across on the logs but could be hard with pets or small children. There was a sad incident that took place here. When a hiker was swept off the seasonal bridge and gets drowned in the rising waters after sudden storms.
So, you need to be sure to wear proper shoes and take the necessary things in your bag pack. One important thing you should keep in your mind is if there is heavy rain then stop yourself and do not attempt to cross the Sandy River as the water speed is too furious and fast.
Furthermore, Ramona Falls became part of the Mt. Hood Wilderness in 2009, so consider this a hike into the backcountry with all the attendant precautions. If you photograph lover, then this is a very picturesque and mild hike. The elevation climb was gradual that it felt very easy.
Ramona Falls Trail
A beautiful 7.1-mile Ramona Fall trail is heavily trafficked and offers a number of activity options. The best time to use this trail is from April to October. You can also accompany your dog on this trail but must be kept on a leash. Many people finish the trail in 2.5 hours. But we would recommend extending your time span to 4 to 6 hours to enjoy the natural scenery along the way.
However, your trip would have been a fun relatively easy hike! Be prepared to walk on a log to cross the river! So, it is a super pretty and cool empty trail. The majority of the trail is a sandy mix that’s not too hard on the feet.
Also, prefer to make a return trip on the north leg. That is so wonderful due to the lush green path of Ramona Creek and magnificent towering cliff before veering south to head back towards the trailhead. This is the most famous place, so expect to see many people, especially on Saturday and Sunday.