Mary's Peak Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Mary's Peak Trail is a 5.3 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.

5.3 miles
1568 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers




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.

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2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

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!

3 months ago

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!

Monday, August 08, 2016

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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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

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.

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.