Oregon Water Fall Hike: Ramona Falls in Mt Hood National Forest

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Ramona Falls in Oregon is a Hidden little gem found in Mt. Hood National Forrest! My friend from Texas found it on the AllTrails app and we went for it! This hike made you feel like you are walking through a tropical rainforest, it was insanely green and lush! 

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The Trail Head

It’s not too far from Zig Zag, Oregon (yes that’s the towns real name haha, probably due to the windy mountain roads everywhere). If you type it into the AllTrails App it should pop up!

Luckily, when you get to the trailhead, there’s a nice big parking lot! We went later in the day right when we got into town, there was only one other car there. It said you needed a certain parking pass. It’s in a National Forrest, so I put my National Park Pass up in the dash! I would check online to see if you can get a day pass or something cheaper if you don’t have a National Park pass! 

The Adventure Up!

This hike didn’t have a ton of elevation gain, it would be suitable for most skill levels! It was about 7 miles long. 

For the first large section of the hike you are walking through the lush forest. It’s green everywhere! You could hardly see the ground aside from the trail because it was all covered in moss and other various plants. 

It almost looked fake in some areas! 

You follow along the river, which you can also see from the top of Mount hood, on McNeil Point Hike. It’s awesome to hike from ground level on it, and from seeing it up above (you can also see Ramona falls from up above on that hike). 

Mt. Hood breaks through the trees in some areas, it’s such a beautiful site to see. 

As you get closer to the falls, you start to hear the rushing water. It’s super exciting (at least for a nature junkie like me)!

The falls are absolutely BREATHTAKING!!

Ramona Falls Oregon

There are signs that say not to go off the trail near it, you can damage the surrounding area. It’s covered in moss and other plants. 

Ramona Falls

It was bigger in person than I thought it would be! 

We started this hike late in the day so we decided to go back the way we came, rather than do the full look just to be safe! We got to catch an amazing sunset as well!

Make sure to always bring your bear spray when hiking in the mountains! You never know what’s going to happen. Bear spray can be used on various animals and humans for self-defense! I usually hike alone, I just happened to have a friend this go around! 

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Stay safe and stay groovy!

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