North Ridge Trail to Marys Peak

HARD 25 reviews

North Ridge Trail to Marys Peak is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Philomath, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1971 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

Hike to the highest point in the Coast Range with 2300 feet of elevation gain. From the parking spot follow the 2005 fire road a very short distance and take the marked trail on your right. This is the North Ridge trail. Follow it up to the Mary's Peak parking lot (you can continue on the short Peak Trail to the summit). After admiring the view, continue back down the way you just came along the North Ridge Trail till it comes out just above the 2005 gate and back to the small parking lot. Along the way you'll see old and newer growth forest, great views, and flowers (in the spring & summer).

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Perfect, quiet hike. Add another mile or so to summit Mary's Peak. It was a cloudy, damp day and I only ran into 3 other groups on the trail. Lots of old trees, mushrooms, ferns. Smells wonderful. It's a solid uphill hike. I'm in shape and I felt it the next morning.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Lots of clovers, ferns and down trees.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Loved it!! Awesome trail and views!!

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

8 months ago

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8 months ago

Great hike. The hike, however, was difficult through the snowy area near the top. A steady uphill grade all the way. Would love to do it again in the summer.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

I loved this place ❤

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Monday, March 07, 2016

Hiked this trail Thursday afternoon, March 3, 2016. This is the north approach up Mary's Peak from Woods Creek Road. It's 9 miles long from the trailhead exactly, 2200 foot climb to the top, with a beautiful view. The trail is in pretty good shape with a few fallen trees across the path. This is a good, challenging half day hike.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Steep, beautiful - still fairly busy on the weekend I went.

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Monday, September 07, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

This was a bit tougher then I had imagined. I have never hiked before. We made it to the top lot but do to time restrictions were unable to summit. I felt elated when finished! I loved this beyond words and cant wait to do the trail AND summit next time!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Completed this on Monday April 13th, 2015. This was a great hike!!!