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Mt. Hood Adventure has many tours around the area lakes and waterfalls. Please visit our hiking or canoe/kayaking pages for more information about our scheduled tours, or set up a private tour with one of our expert guides to take you out for as long as you want and to the exact spot you would like to visit.
Ramona Falls is a very popular waterfall that will take you into the Mt. Hood Wilderness. This 7.2 mile loop will take you along the Sandy River up to the 50-foot waterfall. The return trip follows Ramona Creek and at the base of huge cliffs. I highly recommend the loop, since descending down along Ramona Creek is like a fairy tail land out of a book with the happiest of endings!
Umbrella and Sahalie Falls
In 4.7 miles you pass by two beautiful waterfalls. Umbrella Falls is a 60’ waterfall and Sahale Falls is a spectacular 100 feet.
Tamanawas means a friendly guardian spirit and believed by Indigenous Peoples. This 100’ waterfall is an easy hike in, and the trail will lead you behind this fantastic waterfall. Gorgeous area and spectacular waterfall.
Little Zig Zag Falls
The shortest hike in takes you through fairytale land along side a gorgeous creek up to this 30’ waterfall coming from the snowfield and glacier melt. A great beginning hike for kids since you can complete the .5-mile round trip trail in less than an hour.
Multnomah Falls Loop Drive
The Gorge is home to a shipload of waterfalls. The biggest and the most well know is Multnomah Falls. At 620’ it is said to be the second tallest waterfall in the United States, which flows year round! It is fantastic! A paved, one-mile hike up to the top is well worth it. There are a number of trails and loops that you can also do from the Multnomah trailhead.
There are over 15 significant falls in the Gorge area, different types, and different ways to access them. The majority are all along the Old Columbia River Highway and you can view them from inside your vehicle, or take a short walk to the base of the falls. Others take a pair of hiking boots and a picnic to get to. Others even take wading in the creek to get to. So many waterfalls and so little time. You will have to come back!