Low Point: 2400'
High Point: 3400'
DirectionsTake Highway 26 from Portalnd until you reach Zigzag. Here take a left onto Hwy 18 (Lolo pass).
Follow this 4.5 miles until you reach a turn for Muddy Fork road. There is a sign that indicates trailheads and campgrounds. Basically you follow this road to its end at the Ramona Falls Trail Head, which is well signed once you leave Lolo Pass.
This is a nice easy trail that takes you a short distance up the Sandy River Valley at is headwaters. It has a nice gradual elevation gain and is quite managable for anybody.
There are a few great views of Mount Hood on the way up as well as nice forests.
The destination however is Ramona Falls, which is an amazing spectacle within itself.
It is a sprawling wall of water that takes you by surpise as you wander up Ramona Creek.
The trail has several junctions as well as multiple routes up. We Chose to take the southern route, or horse trail, up to the falls and then the hiker only trail down. Definitely bring a map as the trail forks with the PCT several times.
There are also several possibilities of connecting this trail to others in the area to make a nice backpack or a longer day hike.
All in all it is a great trail with a spectacular waterfall!