Mulkey Creek Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corvallis, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.0 miElevation gain551 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingrunningForestPartially pavedRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Old growth forrest trail top of a hill overlooking the valley. The first 1.3 miles of the trail is on a flat gravel path or road, the second half of the hike is in the old growth forest following a well maintained single wide trail along several switch-backs to the top of the hill. This is the harder part of the hike, as the elevation rises sharply as you get to the top. As you enter the trail at the end of the road, stay to your left. You'll know you are on the right trail if you cross the Mulkey Creek trail bridge as you start your hike up the trail. You have several spots to rest and see the view of the valley as there are at least two bench rest areas along the way. At the top, the trail seems to keep going, but in reality loops back to the trail for you hike down.

City of Corvallis Parks Department

The Mulkey creek trail is available to hikers year round, bikes and horses during the dry season.

In Corvallis, Oregon take Harrision Blvd. west until you cross 53rd Street. After crossing 53rd look for the Bald Hill parking lot on your left about .3 miles up the road. From the parking area, cross the bridge and take the immediate trail on your right. This gravel path is a public easement through the Diamond A ranch land. You will travel .6 miles along the edge of a pasture, then take a left on a gravel road. Stay on this road heading west for .7 miles, until it dead-ends at the trailhead.

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Kelly Holcomb
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Candice Dixson
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Beautiful hike to top of hill.

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EJ Anderson
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James Cannon
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Fine

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Karl King
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Dennis Lazaroff
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EJ Anderson
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Ronald Williams
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Austin Goergen
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Meghan Cowan
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Flat easy gravel for the first ~1 mile. Then some pretty green views and switchbacks.

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Hunter Jackson
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Great Mountain Biking for amateurs or people who are ready to step it up from flat trails! Multiple spots to take breaks on the way up. Bring a snack and something to drink, and relax at the picnic benches. There’s multiple on the way up.

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Sydney Paulsen
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Stunning forest, good views & fun trail. Easy - would definitely do again

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Patty Cambell
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The wildflowers are blooming!

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Bob Burton
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This is my favorite trail. Dogs are permitted off leash on voice control. The rise is gradual but continuous. It leads into the trail to Fitton Green which makes a wonderful long day hike in combination.

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Jocelyn Darshana
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This is always a sweet hike, rain or shine. I appreciate the seasonal shift of the trees, and difference in scent as you pass from the farmland to the creek to the forest. A local fave.

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Tina Collett
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Nice trail for a January hike. Only one mud hole to skirt around. I saw a large flock of turkeys and other wild birds. Mild showers for most of the hike. Clean trail made the hike very enjoyable.

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Jocelyn Darshana
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I've done this trail so many times, and I'm always impressed by the beauty. Great hike for a short day in the woods.

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Joe Schuckel
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awesome trek on a gloomy day

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Debra Lim
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WARNING! Car broken into...both back windows smashed and (major) items stolen. Parked at the trail head on Sunday 9/1 at approx 6pm. Returned to car 90 minutes later. Someone had already called the local sheriff who was on the scene when we arrived. Unfortunately, the odds of finding the (explicit) sicko who did it and recovering any of our belongings are slim to none. This happens MUCH too often. Second time for us. Wish there was something that could be done, separate from bringing several hungry pit bulls to sit in the car. Ugh so frustrating..... Relatively easy hike with small amount of elevation gain which is nicely spread out.

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Robert Meyer
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nice trail. lots of poison oak nearby, particularly as you approach Fitton

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Courtney Campbell
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A very convenient hike, the first part is on a gravel path through bypassing farmland, the second mile crosses Mulkey Creek to an oak savanna with songbirds and turkey vultures. An option at the loop is to continue for another 1.5 miles to Fittin Green.

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Miriam Estrada
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Beautiful area and easy access, close to town. Love it for a close to home, quick afternoon outting

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Glen Jones
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best little hike in town

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Tammie Neve
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A nice hike that offers some elevation gain, views and a good trail. I really enjoy this hike when I'm strapped for time. Great in and out. Parking at the trail head can be non-existent at certain times.

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Glen Jones
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Very beautiful trip my daughter and I rode our bikes stopped and 8 lock's lots of blackberries on the way on a beautiful summer evening

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Jordan Morrison
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Beautiful trail. Not to difficult even if you’re out of shape. A few good hill climbs, but overall gorgeous and very fun

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Joe Cuseami
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Hreay trail. We met the director of Land Trust and learned a lot about the area.

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Brittany Klemm
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nice mix of hills and flat. beautiful lavender field at the top.

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Darren Johnson
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It was an on and off rainy day, yet was still a pleasant walk. (I did it a couple months ago)

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Darren Johnson
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Excellent trail. Easily about 6-8 feet wide the entire trail. Very well maintained, decent views in all directions along the entire way.

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