560 Loop Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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560 Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

This is a loop hike, which can be done in either direction. Many hike it "counter-clock wise", and bike it "clock-wise." This is the "hike" version which climbs about 800 feet in 1.5 miles. Start at the gate and head up the 540 road about 1 mile, then take a right onto the 543 road, which is really a large single-track now. At the top of the climb, take a left onto the 560 "top" road. Note that just before the 4+1 Junction you'll pass the "Cap House" which was built in the 30's to store the blasting caps used to log and make the roads. At the 4+1 Junction, go left on the 500 road down to Cronemiller Lake junction. Go left and go along the lake and OSU Timber Team practice area back on the 540 road again and follow it back to the Adair gate.

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1 month ago

Great views and plenty of trails

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2 months ago

Great hike. Mostly roads. Beautiful wild flowers. Can't figure out why they call it the 560 loop! Never saw a single marker with that number on it.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

I Started on the 560 but ventured off on other trails, there are so many choices. I went on Calloway, Bonzai (I think the name is because you either go straight up it or straight down, I went up), Section 36 Loop (very pretty), and Powder House. I am going back to spend more time and do some trails completely.

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3 months ago

Lots of well maintained trails for all kinds

3 months ago

3 months ago

Four stars because dogs are allowed to traverse off leash. For those of us with well trained dogs it's incredible and seldom heard. There are little jewels along the hike and plenty of side trails if you would like more seclusion or to bike. The canopy cover prohibits much light from trickling through, but it's still gorgeous and relaxing. A little long for those with young children, or the elderly, without assist.

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