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Two weekends ago when our daughter was visiting grandparents in Idaho we decided to take a little hike. A 7-mile round trip hike to be exact. To most adult hikers, 7 miles is nothing. For a 7-year old girl it is a very long hike. Since our 7-year old was gone, we thought we would take a nice “adult hike.” We packed a lunch and camera gear and headed east from Portland. We picked up a Northwest Forest Pass along the way and found the trailhead in the Mt. Hood National Forest a few miles north of Zigzag. Once we started up the trail we noticed that there were a lot of kids and the kids weren’t whining. A good sign! If kids aren’t whining then that means adults will find the hike very enjoyable. We hiked along the eroded banks of the Sandy River, and before we knew it, we were at Ramona Falls. The falls were amazing and we spent an hour eating lunch and taking a lot of photos.
If you ever find yourself near Mt Hood, we highly recommend this hike. And, it seems to be kid friendly. We will know for sure when we drag our daughter there for the ultimate test.