Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls

  • Moderate (to Ramona Falls)
  • 7.1-mile loop
  • 1000 feet elevation gain
  • Open late April through October
  • Use: hikers, horses


  • Difficult (to Bald Mountain)
  • 13.2-mile loop
  • 2000 feet elevation gain
  • Open June through October

Like white lace, 120-foot Ramona Falls drapes across a stair-stepped cliff of columnar basalt. It’s understandably one of the most popular hiking goals in the Mount Hood area, even though frequent river floods keep changing the access. A 1997 flood lengthened the round-trip hike by 2.6 miles. A road bridge that washed out in 2006 reopened in October 2007.

Hikers can return from the falls on either of two loop paths …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.