Plunkett Creek Loop Trail

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Plunkett Creek Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Philomath, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
652 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Located in Kings Valley this hike follows a creek up a canyon, and a short hill hike to a meadow view. Located in Kings Valley, this is the largest of all Benton County Parks at 586 acres. The Beazell Memorial Forest is managed for environmental education and research opportunities. It is a demonstration forest and open space area, with progressive ecosystem management practices to be used to protect, conserve, and restore the natural, scenic, outdoor recreation, and wildlife values. The site has been constructed to support public access, provide cultural and environmental information, along with a trail system. You'll find hiking trails for all ages and abilities.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, it gets pretty tight and overgrown on the accent to the summit and the view point. We parked by the barn, but followed the map to the next driveway down and started there, but it was unnecessary, and behind the barn has the info centers and the trail head. It was a nice loop, took us about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little hike if you're in the area! I drove from Salem and thought it was a little far for a short 2 miles. But it feels very secluded - didn't come across one other person on the trail which is rare!

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6 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful.

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walking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great little out and back. We went while it was a little snowy and it was amazing!

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

Easy hike with kids, lots to see and explore.

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Remote, but beautiful drive to get there. Not crowded. Nice hike.

Friday, January 01, 2016