Woodpecker Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Corvallis, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
In 2005 Woodpecker Loop trail was recognized as a National Recreation Trail. This loop trail begins and ends at the parking lot. The trail begins in a oak woodland habitat and then climbs slightly to an overlook that allows exceptional views of the valley and the Cascade Range. Here you also get a good view of Bald Top, which is a native oak savannah habitat. The trail continues on into a forest dominated by Douglas fir. As the trail drops down you start to see mature maples and evidence of past logging practices. This trail has multiple interpretive signs about the birds and wildlife you may see on the walk, including a lot about Woodpeckers.
Great hike for the family. Short and very easy.
This is a beautiful trail. Near the top of the hill, you'll have a lovely view overlooking the willamette valley. There are benches around a large oak at that overlook (great place for birdwatching), and a little later in the trail by a stunning reflecting pool. Be aware, there are many critters along this path, so watch for the snakes, deer, elk, and birds!