Yocum Ridge Trail #771

4 reviews #6 hike out of 129 in
19.2 mi
9 hrs 41 min
4,560 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult out-and-back or partial loop hike with plenty of interesting terrains; Sandy River, Ramona Falls, and a view of Mt Hood and its glaciers.
Start the hike on the Sandy River Trail, at the SE corner of the parking lot. At ~1.1 miles the trail crosses the Sandy River. There is no bridge and the river may be swift and dangerous. Scout here or upstream for a crossing log or a safe location to ford. US Forest Service River Crossing Guide
After the crossing, go south on the Pacific Crest Trail or north on the PCT and then turn southeast on the Ramona Falls Trail. Both options go to Ramona Falls. Ramona Falls gets very busy, so get your photos early.
From Ramona Falls take the Timberline Trail north ~0.7 miles to the Yocum Ridge trail. Hike up, up, up through the forest, then meadows and rock until the trail ends at a flattish spot on Yocum Ridge, below Reid and Sandy Glaciers. Enjoy the spectacular views and return down the same trail or take the alternate route between Ramona Falls and the Sandy River. The Ramona Falls trail is well-shaded and might be your best option for the afternoon return.

Getting Started

The trail starts at the Ramona Falls Trailhead.
From Portland take Highway 26 to Zigzag. Turn north on Lolo Pass Road, continue for 4 miles, turn east onto FR 1825 for 0.6 miles, cross a bridge, continue 1.7 miles, bear left onto FR 1825-100, drive 0.3 miles, turn left onto FR 1825-024 for 0.2 miles.
There is a very large parking lot and may have a portapotty.

Taking Children

Not appropriate for children due to the Sandy River crossing.

Public Tracks

korinoelle 7 years, 3 months ago
Yocum Meadows
Ramona falls trailhead to Yocum Meadows
alex.lockard 8 years ago
Mt. Hood Yocum Ridge 2015-09-07
Sep 7, 2015 10:16 am
EricZ 4 years, 2 months ago
crazydayhiker 4 years, 2 months ago
runnerteri 6 years ago
Andrew Weygandt 6 years, 10 months ago
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