Ft. Hoskins Loop Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Ft. Hoskins Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Philomath, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles
387 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly





Hike the hill at the historic Ft. Hoskins in Benton County Oregon. Easy hike, picnic area, and information nature hike about the former site of Fort Hoskins. This is a narrow winding trail through the forest and medows to a great view over looking the Hoskins valley. Trail is clearly marked, but can be muddy in the winter. From the hillside, you can see the Luckiamute River flowing east in the valley below. The Luckiamute Band of Kalapuya Indians once maintained a village on the valley floor. They were one of the many linguistically and culturally related bands of people collectively known as the Kalapuya who occupied the Willamette Valley.

5 months ago

My new new favorite hike in the Corvallis area. About 30 miles from town. Very well maintained county park with covered picnic area, clean restrooms. Historic markers explaining the history of the area, the fort, the pioneering families and Native American habitation.
Historic home and Captain’s house on the property.
Choice of loops from the first parking lot — downhill to the historic area about .6 mile. Fairly flat gravel pathway. Lots of blackberries and apples along the path. Hike uphill from the lot staying left through the cool woods until you reach the top and are rewarded with great views. Downhill portion of the loop mostly in sun. Well maintained gravel and dirt pathway about 1.2 miles.
Quiet, peaceful and not another soul in sight.

11 months ago

Easy hike with pretty views!

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

A nice little loop and fun historical information as well.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Upper loop has great views, bottom loop goes through a pretty prairie. The historical markers are dated but readable.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Super peaceful as there wasn't anyone there. Well maintained trails and gorgeous views!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Great hike on way to coast - perfect for taking dog out to wear them out while enjoying nice views

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Absolutely loved it. There was no one up there today which made for a peaceful hike.

Monday, July 17, 2017

A beautiful quick hike!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gorgeous day. Lots of wildflowers. Such fun!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nice views

Monday, January 23, 2017

Not a bad little hike. First half of loop is a nice work out for the legs.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

It was a lovely short hike.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Great Fall hike with my teenager. Nice mix of wooded areas and views across the valley. Interesting things to look at and talk about along the way.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Good short hike with our 4 month year old.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nice little hike. Not too many people.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017