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Ramona Falls Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The large open parking area at the Ramona Falls Trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

Drive Highway 26 east through Sandy.

From the final traffic light in Sandy, just past the ARCO Station, drive 17.5 miles to Zigzag, and then make a left turn onto East Lolo Pass Road, which becomes FR 18.

Drive 4.3 miles and turn right onto FR 1825, marked for “Campgrounds, Trailheads.”

After 0.7 miles, bear right at a junction and cross a bridge over the Sandy River.

Continue 0.4 miles, and keep left for the Ramona Falls Trailhead at the 380 spur for Riley Horse Camp.

After another 1.3 miles, keep left for the Ramona Falls Trailhead. The paved road becomes increasingly narrow and broken up, so slow down.

Drive another 0.5 miles to reach the large parking area at the former Old Maid Sand Pit.

The trailhead is a huge gravel parking area. On summer weekends there may be 100 cars parked.

Fees and Regulations

  • Northwest Forest Pass (or America the Beautiful Pass) required. Pass must be acquired beforehand as they are not sold at the trailhead.

Other information

  • There are occasional car break-ins here so don't leave any valuables in view, or better yet, leave them at home.
  • The Sandy River Crossing can be tricky and dangerous when the river is flowing high


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