Mary's River Watershed is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Philomath, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Get off the usual Mary's Peak trails and check out a quiet path through lush Douglass fir forests. The Mary's River watershed starts on the upper slopes of Mary's Peak, in western Benton county. The forest here is mainly Douglass fir and Noble fir, with understories of maple and rhododendron. In the spring and early summer, wildflowers are everywhere. This old access road allows for quick travel over a steady, clear surface. You can extend the hike further, but the road is not maintained and there may be washouts further along the path.