South Ridge Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Philomath, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Hike thorugh thick evergreen forest with a great view of Mary's Peak This is an up hill hike through thin and thick stands of pine trees to the top of a hill with a view of Kings Valley and Mary's Peak. The trail from the parking lot is narrow and can be muddy (note old water filter holding pond). The trail then merges with the South Meadow loop, which is a single lane dirt road (more like a mowed strip). Take the trail to the left or up the hill and continue up hill to the top. Along the way watch for deer, the wild flowers meadow and a view of Mary's Peak. From the top you be able to see King's valley. Since this trail is covered in grass, it can be slippery if wet, watch your step. For you geocachers, there is a cache at the top.
This is a very nice hike to do with dogs! Easy & moderate levels of difficulty.
Beautiful story at the beginning of this fun short hike makes you really feel the nostalgia in the forest. A sincere thank you for opening this up to all that enjoy being among the trees.
A MUST!!! Historic, BEAUTIFUL, nice levels of difficulty, flowers, creek, meadow, great place!