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Marys Peak Trail

MODERATE 90 reviews
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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: 1,407 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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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
16 days ago

Well maintained trail, great view at the top. Be aware that the trail is 6.4 miles out and back, not 5.2 as reported in the current description.

hiking
28 days ago

First time up Mary’s Peak via hiking. Nice steady incline up but it seems farther than the 2.6 miles would suggest. Not much of a view on the way up but what a view when you’re at the top. Trail is in very good condition with some fallen trees that have been cut away except for one. Beautiful mix of old growth wilderness and summit meadow. Next time, will try the north route. Note: can drive to near the summit for those who don’t want to hike several miles to get to the top. Definitely worth a visit.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Ascends through three distinct ecosystems before hitting the beautiful summit meadow. The elevation gain is steady and the hike is much easier than the GPS track suggests.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is very slippery in parts, and there are plenty of rocks and roots to trip you up. A couple of very large trees across the trail that have to be crawled under or over to continue. View from the top was gorgeous though☺️

awesome trail. spectacular 360 view. clear day saw all the way past to raineer.

2 months ago

great time and great views

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and heavy trafficked trail. The 360 views are amazing. Be aware of trail bikes coming up and down. Great experience.

hiking
3 months ago

Little bit of snow toward the top

hiking
blowdown
3 months ago

Three of us hiked up the north ridge trail, which adds up to about 11 miles if you go all the way to the top and back to the Woods Creek Trailhead. All of the earlier-reported snow was absent on the trail, although there were still small patches beside the upper part of the trail. Trillium were at their max and in the first mile or two we were never out of sight of a trillium and occasionally were treated to a small group of them. We also saw blooming Oxalis, Blue Flax(?), and yellow Mountain Violet(?). There were two spots of large downed trees blocking the trail, one of which was so large that it required walking up beside a portion of the tree to get around it. There were four or five other trees lying across the trail, but they could be mounted to get over them and for one of them you will want to crawl under.. The north trail is great to get in shape for longer hikes, but newcomers should know that after the first mile or so the forest is full of fallen trees and their debris and devoid of any greenery on the forest floor. The upper half mile (accessible by car) has only recently lost its snow so it was packed down with the brown remains from last summer's plants. In early summer that portion of the trail will be rich with wild flowers.

4 months ago

made it to the summit lot in my Acura RL (with some slight difficulty). Had a great time, will definitely visit again! there was a bit of snow on the upper roads, some cars turned back. Would recommend waiting a week or two more to drive all the way up, unless you have a larger vehicle

hiking
closed
snow
4 months ago

Attempted to complete March 30th. 4 miles from the parking lot road is gated off. Road still had some snow but was too bad with a truck. Ready for the gate to be removed!!

hiking
8 months ago

It was very overcast at the bottom of the mountain and I almost turned back. So glad I didn’t, the road to the trail head (Conners Camp) eventually came out on top of the clouds! The trail / hike was great although more snow towards the top than I was prepared for. View at the top was sunny but above the clouds so no coastal range or Three Sisters . Will come back in the spring!

9 months ago

Incredible day we had for this hike! We could see Mt Hood, Jefferson, Three Sisters, the ocean, and the beauty of the forests as far as you can see. Perfect distance and elevation for a fun hike with friends. You do need a forest pass.

hiking
9 months ago

This was a great hike with mild elevation change. Went on a clear day and the view from the peak is amazing. On one side you have mountains and the other you see the ocean.

hiking
9 months 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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 08, 2018

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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Fun hike beautiful vistas!!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

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
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

hiking
Monday, January 15, 2018

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

hiking
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.

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