McCulloch Peak is a 7.2 mile loop trail located near Corvallis, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Fire road hike through old and new growth to highest point in McDonald Forest. This is a sustained hill hike on gavel fire roads to the highest point in McDonald Forest. You'll get a great view of the valley, of old and new growth forests, and you'll be able to view class projects around logging and clear-cutting done by the department of forestry.
Nice climb with good views. A few spots that could have better markings. Planned to run the loop but had to walk due to steepness at top. Give it a go and see if u can make it.
nice quite walk
Very good views once you get to the peak. Also if when you come down the hill from the peak, at the 4 way junction you go straight and up the road in front of you, you'll get another great view.
Long ascent on a mountain bike (great workout!) followed by a sweet downhill back to the car park. Well marked path and spectacular views from the top.
Just follow the signs for McCulloch peak all the way to the top, then take your pick of any downhill trail back towards Oak Ridge--they all end up at pretty much the same spot.
Would definitely go again and explore some more of the single track offshoots!
We went up the Sulphur Springs side this time and made the large loop on the 700 Road.....nice workout, great to be in the woods, and not too many people.
I've done this hike a couple of times now and I usually enjoy it. There are a couple different ways to do the first half. You can either take the logging road from the parking lot straight out about a mile and half to a fork in the road where there are signs for the peak, or you can take the Uproute Extendo for added challenge. It gets pretty steep the last couple miles to the peak, but there are a few gaps in the trees on the way up with great views of the valley. At the top the view is ok, but you can't see quite as much due to more trees in the way. With the dog I've done it in right about 3 hours taking my time a bit. An enjoyable hike and pretty good for training.
steep grade keeps away the crowds - lovely hike!