awesome place. seen deer roaming in the afternoon. dogs loved it. nothing to easy just enough ups and downs to keep your heart pumping. great exercise . graveled mostly. off trail a little ways . river and picnic table area .swimming hole . enough cool off before hiking back out. going again.
Search Fitton Green County Natural Area, Philomath, OR 97370, USA This works on National Geographic maps, De Lorme Maps, Garmin Maps, GOOGLE MAPS (LITE OR FULL Version) Yahoo Maps plus seven others map cartographers/programs. The land track does narrow but if you pull up the GIS data for the area it shows land owners and proper tracks. You can gain permissions for private tracks like the equestrian tracks now as well rather then trespassing then.
In 2007 the markers were 12-15 foot in the trees. In 2002 the lands changed ownership even though it was a natural area. Great cutthroat trout fishing. Carry Bear mace as the has been a surge of Bears n Cougars in the area. Lots of wildlife and great flowers. Please do not pick or dig the plants up. Mushrooms is a different matter but be sure of what you are eating, Cut them please do not pull them up and disrupt the mycelium. The red track is a well used animal trail. I showed the smallest loop on the land natural land envelopment. There is one large private loop and another loop you can track on any mapping programs.
not clear directions... no loop. just a fire lane or "evacuation lane" which takes you bout 3miles out until you hit privite property... good for a out and back. but the whole time you have no idea where your destination is!!!! plenty of hills to tire you out. still enjoyed myself
Lovely hike on a sunny March Monday. We didn't see anyone else in the Natural area -- not until we got off the trail and started making our way back to the car through quiet neighborhoods. We made this a 4.68-mile loop, which did require covering some ground on paved streets through sparsely-populated neighborhoods to get back to our car.
To make the same loop, take a left at the dedication rock, take a left at the Y-intersection indicating the Allan Throop trail. Take a left at the sign pointing to "Panarama Parking". You'll end up on Panarama Drive. Head down Panarama Drive, which turns into Chaparral Drive. Take a left on Chinook and finally a left on Oak Creek/Cardwell Hill Drive, which will bring you back to your car.
This hike has LOTS of elevation changes, and a total of 692 feet of gain, so it's a good workout!
Not marked at all. Followed signs and found the trail head but then there are 2 gates, one to the left and one to the right. Once you've chosen and hike down, you find markers for the Allen Throop Trail and an evacuation route but that's it. I think we started on one trail and ended on another. It was pretty but ended up being under 3 miles.