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. There is no footbridge. Visitors will eventually come to the Ramona Falls "loop" itself.
Large parking area accommodating more than 50 vehicles.
At a Glance
||Please Note: Glacial River crossings on the flanks of Mt. Hood Wilderness do not have foot bridges. Hikers should be prepared for dangerous river conditions. Please follow the River Crossing Safety Guidelines.
||$5/vehicle/day from May 15th to October 1st.
||Wilderness Permits are required between May 15 and Oct 15.
||Wilderness restrictions apply in Mt Hood Wilderness.
||Government Camp, OR
||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of free payment.
||Zig Zag Ranger District- Zig Zag Ranger Station
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)