Plunkett Creek Loop Trail

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Plunkett Creek Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Philomath, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 717 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers



Located in Kings Valley this hike follows a creek up a canyon, and a short hill hike to a meadow view. Located in Kings Valley, this is the largest of all Benton County Parks at 586 acres. The Beazell Memorial Forest is managed for environmental education and research opportunities. It is a demonstration forest and open space area, with progressive ecosystem management practices to be used to protect, conserve, and restore the natural, scenic, outdoor recreation, and wildlife values. The site has been constructed to support public access, provide cultural and environmental information, along with a trail system. You'll find hiking trails for all ages and abilities.

1 month ago

Easy hike with kids, lots to see and explore.

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10 months ago

Remote, but beautiful drive to get there. Not crowded. Nice hike.

1 year ago

Nice easy hikes for quick weekday adventures at Beazell! You can take the south ridge road up for a steeper more challenging route.

1 year ago

Traversed this wonderful set of trails with family and friends today. Many serendipitous pleasures were enjoyed: a small, cool creek; verdant foliage; a smorgasbord of wildflowers; blood-pumping grades and welcome declines; trees hoary with mossy age; and the tallest oak trees any of us had seen. We definitely plan a return trek!

1 year ago

This forest has a couple of nice hikes, and a wonderful history of its birth. Be sure to read about it on the info boards near the parking area. Good hikes for dogs, and for getting one's heart rate jacked up a bit.

3 years ago

They're doing some logging until the end of October 2013, so all the south trails are essentially closed. The open trails are lovely, however! Very wide and easy to follow. Great for dogs!

3 years ago

Great time today on the Bird Loop and the Plunkett Creek trail. Beautiful hike along the creek. Just a notice, though, the Southern part of the park, including the longer trail, is closed for construction. Not sure how long, but they have the trailheads on both ends posted.

3 years ago

this is a nice park, hike up to the south meadow view point for some nice views. once the flowers start blooming, it should be even prettier. all in all it is an easy hike.

4 years ago

A nice hike with kids 5 to 11, although there was whining until we hit the summit...:-) A nice hike with plenty of shade. The restrooms are flush with sinks.

5 years ago

Been hiking this trail several times.. just wanted to say... great documentation on this guide..