Area Status: Open
The Ramona Falls Trailhead provides access to numerous trails including the Sandy River, Ramona Falls and Pacific Crest Trail. By combining all three of these trails, visitors can make the Ramona Falls Loop through the Mount Hood Wilderness. Ramona Falls is a jewel drawing visitors to the area. The Sandy River, a designated Wild and Scenic River, is a dramatic example of the forces that a glacial fed river can bring forth to change the landscape. Physical signs of a volcanic debris flow from over 200 years ago are evident where the trail is near the Sandy River.
Provides access to: Ramona Falls Trail #797 which enters Mt. Hood Wilderness.
From the Ramona Falls trailhead, visitors take the Sandy River Trail one-mile eastward to where it crosses the Sandy river. A footbridge is put in place here each spring and removed in the fall. Horses ford. Approximately 1/4 mile after the bridge, visitors will come to the Ramona Falls "loop" itself.
Large parking area accommodating more than 50 vehicles.
At a Glance
From Portland, OR - follow US Highway 26 to Zigzag, OR. Turn nort on Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18). Follow it four miles. Turn east (right) onto Forest Road 1825 and continue 0.6 miles, cross a bridge and then continue 1.7 miles to a road junction. Bear left at the junction onto Forest Road 1825-100 and drive 0.3 mile. Take a left onto Forest Road 1825-024 to a large open parking lot (0.2 mile)