Mapping Ramona Falls Loop

Mapping Ramona Falls Loop

The Ramona Falls Loop is one of the most popular hiking experiences in Mt. Hood National Forest. It is a 7.1-mile route that combines several trails, leaving the Old Maid Flat area, crosses the Sandy River, and climbs a casual 1030 feet in elevation along the river. It runs up against the mountain at a shady hillside where the majestic Ramona Falls tumbles down the hillside through the forest. The return on the Ramona Falls Trail follows the creek as it leaves the falls and weaves through moss-covered banks below the sharp cliff edges of the end of Yocum Ridge.

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There is no structure crossing the Sandy River along the route, and hikers must carefully assess river conditions for a safe crossing either by fording, or there are typically logs available to cross on, although their availability and position change year to year as a result of high water events constantly reshaping the drainage. I've assembled the map below with information about the route that can be downloaded here.

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