Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

on Chip Ross Park Loop

walking
17 days ago

Beautiful views in several directions from the top. First 1/3 of the trail is uphill. Wild iris is blooming. Saw a number of woodpeckers and nuthatches.

hiking
29 days ago

Tougher than I thought it would be! Steep hills but great view

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

Easy hike, excellent views.

hiking
9 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.

hiking
11 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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

there was a cougar

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.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012