Marys Peak Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Philomath, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,502 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

Mary's Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range has a variety of trails, and spectacular views from Ocean to Cascades Marys Peak, at 4,097 feet, is the highest point in Oregon's Coast Range and the most prominent peak to the west of Corvallis. On a clear day, from the top of the peak, you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and many of the Cascade peaks to the east across the Willamette Valley. Wildflower displays in the meadow and rock gardens change throughout the late spring and summer months.The rich rolling meadows of Mary's Peak are fringed by a unique Noble fir forest.

hiking
22 days ago

Started this hike in the later afternoon on 10/21/18 and was glad I brought the headlamps for the trip back down the mountain. There are many trailheads in this area and I was glad I picked this one. I always try to use map my ride app to track steps, distance and time which read 6.52miles. We did have to take the left at the very top because the marked trail on all trails was closed. Very enjoyable hike with several changes in terrains. It will get your heart rate up with the constant uphill that which is gradual to moderate. There is a bathroom at the trailhead and there is a $5 parking fee unless you have northwest forest pass.

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3 months ago

It was a wonderful 5.5 mile hike up to Mary’s Peak, another mile will take you up to the highest peak. The trail was clear, switchbacking, and cool under the trees. There was a bit of a haze due to Oregon fires, so we couldn’t see the mountain range. The crickets were fun to watch.

3 months ago

Fun hike beautiful vistas!!

So beautiful! Trail was a bit narrow in spots but once you get to the top it's so worth the hike! The view was a bit hazy. We think it was because of the fires but we still had a amazing view. I would do it again!

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6 months ago

A little defeating. The parking lot removes a bit from the accomplishment of finishing. Overall tho - the hike through the forest is just as amazing at the top. Amazing trees. Awesome workout too! It's a steady incine the entire way to the top.

hiking
8 months ago

Both times I've gone, it's been too foggy to see anything. Great trail though, lots of snow right now!

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9 months ago

Trail is in great condition and is snow-free all the way to the summit.

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Friday, September 01, 2017

Heavily trafficked when we went, very windy up top, magical views of the Cascades and Coastal range on a clear day.

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

There are many trails at Mary's peak w/varying difficulty.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It seems like you can drive to the top or hike to the top. The drive was beautiful, and there are many places to stop and take pictures. Once at the top, you can take a quick hike to an observation point which is amazing. Definitely will go again.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Was kinda bummed about the tower at the top, felt like it took away from the view. Otherwise hike was enjoyable and took a little under 3 hours with various stops and a snack on top. Views are beautiful on a clear day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

view was amazing, love the siuslaw national forrest. the hike wasn't a hike it was more of a drive to the top and an enormously steep uphill climb that lasts all but 3-5 minutes. check out the wild flowers.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Amazing hike! Perfect for a hot day... Minimal sun until you hit the last part. Only ran into a few people!

hiking
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fantastic hike through old growth. You get to see how the vegetation gradually changed to alpine spruce as you ascended to the summit. We took the east ridge trail from Conner's Camp, which was a good 2+ mile ascent. I recommend this one if you're looking for a good hike that will take you about 2-3 hours and make you feel like you earned it when you reach the summit. The view at the top is stunning--a 360 degree panorama with the entire willamette valley in sight to the west, all of the volcano peaks (Three Sisters, Mt Hood and Jefferson, Mt St Helens and even Mt Rainier on a clear day) in view. To the west, you have the entire coast range as your foot stool, and the deep blue pacific on the horizon. One of my favorite hikes in Oregon.

walking
Monday, September 05, 2011

Nice area, with great views of the valley. Worth the hike for some pics on a clear day! Took a few classes from my son's school and the walk was enough to take off some energy of many of the 1st-2nd graders, but not too strenuous. Short and long routes to the top.

hiking
Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mary's Peak offers a wonder 360 degree view of Newport, Portland and Salem. Though usually closed during the winter months, if you can get through, the snow and ice add a new and wonderful experience to this short hike. The hike is deserves a 2/5 rating, but the view makes the whole experiece a 4/5.

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