Patterson Road 600 to Road 610 Loop

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Corvallis, Oregon

Patterson Road 600 to Road 610 Loop is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Corvallis, Oregon and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,043 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

running

NOTE: There are some temporary road and trail closures due to harvesting. Be prepared to add some length to your hike. Gravel road hike through old and new growth maintained by the local college. This is a year round hike through McDonald Forest, that starts at the Oak Creek Lab and heads up hill for about 3 miles to almost the top of Dimple Hill and then down about 2 miles downhill to the Lewisburg Saddle parking lot. Along the way will walk through old grown and new growth forest maintained by the OSU Forestry Students. This a great year round workout that gives you alone time right near the city. This is a well maintained gravel road and if you go off-road, please use only marked trails. This can also be a loop hike.

hiking
closed
8 months ago

I loved this hike! However, be aware that there are currently road and trail closures in effect due to harvesting. There are no warnings in the beginning. This turned our 6 miles excursion into a 10 mile excursion. Had to climb back up dimple hill after coming down which was brutal. 612 is closed which connects you to 610. You can still go to dimple hill on 600. If you go down dimple hill don’t expect to find a viable alternative route. They are all closed. Beautiful hike, but wish we had some warning. Still, a great workout.

hiking
muddy
off trail
Sun May 26 2019

walking
Thu Jun 15 2017

nice walk. some incline. good for a afternoon stroll

hiking
Sun Sep 11 2016

Nice hike! Mostly shaded, leads to a wonderful views, would recommend for hiking, trail running, or biking

hiking
Mon Jun 06 2016

Fantastic easy hike

hiking
Wed Feb 25 2015

I stumbled across this trail when looking for the old growth trail. Obviously I was in the totally wrong direction but I was happy with this trail. I wouldn't say it's the most scenic trail I've ever been on, I think there's better trails in the area but it was nice.

hiking
Thu Oct 17 2013

This is the road I take when it's raining or when I have friends who aren't very strong hikers. It's well maintained year round and not very challenging. We hike it a lot as the views from Dimple Hill are about as you can hope for just a few miles for downtown Corvallis. It's about 1.25 to the top of Dimple Hill and slightly less on the way down. There's lots of foot and bike traffic so if you have a dog off leash, be prepared to call it back and control it when bikers show up as some travel VERY fast and expect to have dog-free passage. You can access a couple of other trails from Patterson Road (Ridge, Upper and Lower Horse) and you intersect with the road from the Oak Creek Station about 1.2 mile from the summit of Dimple Hill. There's pretty good parking at the crest of Sulfur Springs Road except on nice Saturday and Sundays in the middle of the day when it gets crowded.

hiking
Mon Aug 29 2011

This is part of a network of connected, well mantained trails. Many well marked trails are not even on the map. I did and recommend the Homestead trail to the Extendo trail, and loop back down the gated road to the kiosk at the OSU Biology lab. That was 4.2 miles and 750 ft elevation gain, but there are longer and shorter hikes available starting from the kiosk, which also has a street light at the parking area, and a portapotty.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
Wed Mar 27 2019

hiking
Fri Aug 31 2018

Wed Feb 28 2018

hiking
Tue Nov 28 2017

hiking
Sat Apr 09 2016

hiking
Mon Jan 26 2015