Mulkey Creek Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corvallis, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
Old growth forrest trail top of a hill overlooking the valley. The first 1.3 miles of the trail is on a flat gravel path or road, the second half of the hike is in the old growth forest following a well maintained single wide trail along several switch-backs to the top of the hill. This is the harder part of the hike, as the elevation rises sharply as you get to the top. As you enter the trail at the end of the road, stay to your left. You'll know you are on the right trail if you cross the Mulkey Creek trail bridge as you start your hike up the trail. You have several spots to rest and see the view of the valley as there are at least two bench rest areas along the way. At the top, the trail seems to keep going, but in reality loops back to the trail for you hike down.
nice and easy, great for trail running.
Great park. Good leg stretcher close to Corvallis. Mid June. Lots of bugs but not biters. Birds using nesting boxes. Good view of the valley. Would have to hit every trail to do 2.5 hours. We walked up and back in an hour or so.