Dunn State Forest Scout Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Dunn State Forest Scout Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles
357 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


bird watching



wild flowers


Out and back through Dunn Forest along the creek and through the woods From the 200 gate, follow the road about 1/4 mile to the point that the road goes left and the trail (which is marked) goes straight. Follow this single track as it crosses a stream (very easy unless there is record rain or snow run off) and then heads up to the a gentle climb to the trailhead at the 100 road. This is your turn around point with a nice view of the valley. Follow the road back down to your car. This is a good hike for kids, because you turn around at any point.

5 days ago

More fire road than trail. The short section of trail started as flat single track with a few wet mucky areas; the creek was quite full and loud. I was alone until three loud rowdy young men came down from the woods (off trail). I chose not to cross the water due to the rapid flow and turned left instead. At that point the trail ascended rather steeply into the woods. I only found one mushroom despite the moisture, tree cover, and abundant dead trees, which I don’t understand. There were a few wild weeds and flowers. The signs of research are more prevalent here than in other parts of this forest, which I don’t enjoy as much. All in all a nice short hike if you’re in the area.

1 month ago

Just enough elevation for a fairly easy early spring hike! About 55°, sunny, very few people… The stream is full and everything is green! Several different ways to extend this hike if you want something longer. Easy access off of Tampico Road

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