Ramona Falls is pretty special as far as waterfalls ago, not only for its beauty but for the fact that it’s protected inside the Mount Hood Wilderness. Ramona Creek tumbles down about 120 feet across broken basalt before flowing into the nearby Sandy River. The falls were first discovered in 1845 when Sam Barlow and his team of pioneers had to abandon construction of a wagon route around Mt. Hood before the onset of winter. (Click on the images to see larger versions).