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Oak Creek Quarry Loop Trail

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Corvallis, Oregon

Oak Creek Quarry Loop Trail is a 9.4 mile loop trail located near Corvallis, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,250 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers

You can do this hike in either direction. At the information kiosk, go left (south) on a single track trail called Homestead, will will join with a fire road where you'll go right, then right again. A the junction of 6021, go left and start a long sustained climb to the top of 6021. At the top, this road becomes 770 which works its way across and down to the junction with 700 & 680. Stay right and take the 680 which heads down to the junction of 600 (or Patterson), take a right and follow the road back down to the parking lot.

3 months ago

Very good workout, but it snowed on me during the higher elevation hike. Couldn't believe it! The trail and forest road was in good shape (even with the snow) and saw only one other person. I was ready to be done towards the end, but felt a real sense of accomplishment!

8 months ago

Lots of gravel roads and we'll groomed trails. we tried to shorten our hike by taking inner trails, but didn't have much luck because many of the trials were closed due to being on private land owned by a logging company.

Mon Jan 21 2019

Nice long sustained hike. I changed it up by heading off to the right after gate on Patterson this trail is Hocus Pocus and connected to Face Face to the top of Dimple hill. it was nice to have alittle more time off the rock road. Plenty of chances to change this set route and still see all it offers.

Sun Jan 03 2016

I hiked this loop (just short of 12 miles) to combine Dimple Hill and McCulloch Peak (2155ft) into a long sustained workout... and to explore a little the McDonald forest. The forest is crisscrossed by a large number of interconnecting gravel/dirt road and trails. The complete section-by-section for the loop I followed is as follows: Through the gate => right on Hocus Pocus Trail (.6 miles) => left on Fire road (left .2) => right on Face Trail (.6) => straight on Into The Wardrobe Trail (.2) => straight on RD 650 (.1) => Left on RD 600 - Patterson RD (1.4) => Right on RD 680 (.6) => Left on UPROUTE Trail (.1) => Right on INNUENDO Trail (.3) => Left on RD 680 (200 feet) => Left on RD 700 (.8) => Left on RD 760 (.4) => Short right spur to summit of McCULLOCH PEAK (.1) 2155ft. Continue on SKILLING RD (.7) => Straight on VIEW RIDGE RD (1.7) => Left on Steep UTR Trail (.2) => Right on ?? RD (1.3) => Right on SKILLINGS RD (.3) => Left on ASLAN Trail (.4) => Left on RD 6021 (.8) => Right on HOMESTEAD Trail (.5) This is not the most beautiful trail I have hiked in the area (I prefer trails to forest roads) but ease of access and lots of choices for a route still may motivate me to return. My favorites sections were the climb up Dimple Hill, The Innuendo Trail cut-off, the View Ridge road (I saw no one there and the road opens up to a few nice views) and the steep UTR Trail.

Tue Apr 09 2013

If you start this trail going right of the Kiosk (north) the end of the trail is through the woods (not on an established trail). Watch for a cairn on the right then head through the woods south to 6021 following the flags in the trees (this differs from the track shown here).

7 months ago

10 months ago

Sat Jan 02 2016