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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 652 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

6 months ago


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

10 months 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


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.

2 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


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.