mountain biking

trail running


horseback riding

dogs on leash

kid friendly

7 days ago

I had a great time, but did way more miles than marked, due to getting lost both going up and coming back down. Good work out and hardly anybody else on the trail on a Tuesday.

8 days ago

I enjoy this trail very much. I usually head down the face of dimple hill when I get there and make my way to Oak Creek gate then back the way I came to make it a longer sustained hike.

15 days ago

Nice trail, but a bit muddy at the start on the day we hiked. Great view at the top from Dimple Hill.

1 month ago

Great Trail!! Super easy as long as you got the legs to go uphill. Had the dogs off leash most of the time. The only bad thing about that is bikers zooming down hill, but only had it happen once or twice the whole trail. Great view of Corvallis at the top!! Went in December and the beginning is super muddy for about 1/2 a mile.

Bring good company

Perfect for a quick hike in the Woods. Easy and pleasant.

Easy hike, excellent views.

2 months ago

Nice hike with nice scenery. Quite a few people run the trail.

4 months ago

decent short stroll

4 months ago

The parking at the trail head is very poor, please drive carefully in the very loose gravel (I drive a 4X4 and still had issues). As it starts, the views are not great, not is the area all that scenic, but give it some time. Once the trail enters the McDonald Forest, it gets greener and picturesque. The trail itself is wide and well worn, and it easily handles multiple uses (hiking, biking, jogging, horse riding). The final view at the top of Dimple Hill is a majestic scene of the northern areas of Corvallis. I plan on returning to this trail again.

Always a fun ride!

6 months ago

Good wide trails, dirt was nice on my dogs feet. We only saw one other person so it was a nice low trafficked trail. View from the top was really nice, and it wasn't a killer of a hike.

Love Chip Ross...when it's not muddy!!!

8 months ago

Just good enough for my 2.5 years old! First hill-climbing hiking for her and she did it all by herself to the top and back and started complaining being tired right at the time when we got to the top and when we got back to the car. Picnicked at the top, the view of the entire Corvallis city is great.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Starting and ending from Chip Ross park was hellish this time of year. The so called road leading to the actual trail is a slushy, muddy nightmare that has been over hammered by hikers and mountain bikers. Definitely needs to be graded and gravelled.

Other than that this was a great hike! Pretty well marked at the various intersections, not abominable for ascent or descent due to the switchbacks. Quite a lovely view from Dimple Hill even with all the fog and sleet. Kind of an icy winter wonderland. Trails are well managed and are gravel bedded in a plastic honeycomb matrix to prevent erosion. Dog friendly hike in a wonderful part of the state.

Friday, October 21, 2016

A pleasant hike! Great workout and lovely views at the top.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

there was a cougar

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Love this one, great views and mixed terrain.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Well maintained trail. Not hard, and the complete trail as given on the map should only take an hour. Tennis shoes should be adequate, unless it's been raining. 90% of the trail is shady and covered by trees. Dog/Horse friendly.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Good hike
Not hard.

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