Cardwell Hill Right of Way is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Corvallis, Oregon and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from June until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Old Growth, moss covered trees, following Marys River to Kings Valley Starting at the east end parking lot you will start up a steep gravel road and then from the top you'll have a steep downhill walk to the Fitton Green monument. From this point you'll have a gradual downhill walk along Mary's River as gives the appearance of going uphill while you are going downhill. You'll pass through a gate onto a right of way through a cattle farm (stay on the road) and end up at the Cardwell Hill parking lot. This is a great hike, but now you have to go back, which means it is a nice long gradual hike back up to the monument, then a killer climb pack up the hill and back down to the parking lot and the end of the hike. This hike is best done in the summer or fall, in the winter and spring the trail is very muddy.
The trail showcases a wolf tree; old, abandoned cars; Marys River.
awesome place. seen deer roaming in the afternoon. dogs loved it. nothing to easy just enough ups and downs to keep your heart pumping. great exercise . graveled mostly. off trail a little ways . river and picnic table area .swimming hole . enough cool off before hiking back out. going again.