Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Chip Ross City Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Bring good company

7 months ago

decent short stroll

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

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.

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.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Good. Had some steep inclines (lower horse trail). People were running the paths (crazy), I will feel the burn tomorrow. Beautiful and easy to follow trails.

One negative were no porta-potties at the parking site or anywhere on the paths. We went above the Chip Ross path (recommend).

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Great hike! Lots of trees! Beautiful view of Corvallis!

Monday, August 24, 2015

The view from the top is worth it! Beautiful in winter, spring, and early summer- can be a little dry by late summer/fall.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Parking at this trailhead is no longer permitted. It's heavily posted with signage that specifies access to the Jackson Creek Gate is only allowed by foot or non-motorized vehicle. All vehicles should now park at Chip Ross.

Starting from Chip Ross will make this trip 5.42 miles and give you 1,079 ft in elevation gain. See my Track for the quickest way to get on Horse Trail from Chip Ross.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

very nice way to the top - nice plaques of remembrances of others at each bench up on top of hill - great views up there ...nice options of trails into mcdonald dunn forest on the west side...very nice.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NOTE: Parking is no longer allowed at the gate at the west-end of NW Jackson Creek Rd. As of late 2013 ample signage explains that parking for these trails is permitted only at nearby Chip Ross Park. (Due to road maintenance and parking-area costs borne by nearby residents.)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Beautiful hike with a nice view at the top. There is benches along the way and picnic tables, so bring a lunch or a snack. Don't wear your nicest sneakers cause its muddy but it's fun!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I really enjoyed the hike. Lots of birds on the southern side of the hill and great vistas from the top. I would rate the hike as a great relaxing hike.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

woohoo!!! conquered the trail...lol was a very nice trail and very much a climb...was great

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Nice hike with pretty scenery! Not too far out of town. Limited parking on a one car gravel road, but you can fit!

3 months ago

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