560 Loop Trail

MODERATE 51 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
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

hiking
1 day ago

This was fun hike. Was a little steeper in places than others said it was. That being said my family of 5 did this hike in a couple hours.

hiking
5 days ago

I did this as a night hike it felt pretty comfortable even in the dark would like to go back during the day to check out the scenery

23 days ago

Easy access off of hwy 99. Parking has 4 spots. Across the street is parking at the mini mart. Few people, my 12 and 6 year old had no problem. Made the trip early Janurary 2018 just alittle rain. Great hike in the woods.

4 months ago

i added a few other trails with it to make it longer. it was a nice walk

5 months ago

My new favorite hike

7 months ago

Great views and plenty of trails

hiking
8 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.

hiking
9 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.

9 months ago

Lots of well maintained trails for all kinds

9 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.

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

Great for dogs and bob stroller. Really enjoyed our hike!

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great place to bring the dogs! We really enjoyed the pond and side trails. Will be returning for sure

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

So many side paths you can fallow but if you stay on the main path it's a great walk! nice areas to stop for picnics. we did not stay on the red line path we got off corse but didn't not get lost. we saw some wild turkeys my kids and dog had a blast. definitely worth going back.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Lovely trail! Easy for my pups, and easy to get "lost", in a good way :) loved that you were secluded, but still came across people. Definitely will be returning!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dozens of trails in the arboretum to get lost on, in a good way. Relatively well maintained and easy to navigate. More of a day trail than a project.

hiking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Beautiful hike, one of my favorites.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

lotta options for your mood.I took rd. 540→rd.500→firemans memorial→ intensive management→calloway creek....all very very pleasant...the little lake & the cabin were nice surprises !...will come back for more exploring on the other trails !!

hiking
Monday, December 31, 2012

Nice easy hike but lots of people. The dogs loved it!

hiking
Sunday, July 29, 2012

very good trails well marked ... made it extra long think we walked full circle ...lol very nice though

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2011

Great place to take a dog. Nice dirt side loop trails.

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